PIP payments are tailored towards the severity of a claimant’s conditions, with between £23.60 and £151.40 per week awarded to those who qualify. To be eligible for PIP, claimants must be aged between 16 and state pension age.
The daily living part of PIP is awarded where a person needs help more than half of the time with living elements such as:
- Preparing or eating food
- Washing, bathing and using the toilet
- Dressing and undressing
- Reading and communicating
- Managing their medicines or treatments
- Making decisions about money
- Engaging with other people
Claims for PIP can be made by calling the DWP.
However, claims can also be made by telephone, textphone or post.
Claimants will usually go through an assessment process to see if they’re eligible for PIP and their claim will likely be assessed going forward.
While claiming, people will be required to report any change in circumstances to the Government, which includes going into a hospital or moving abroad.