A wealth of changes will come into force on April 12, 2021. It comes as benefits will rise by 0.5 percent, while the UK state pension is to increase by 2.5 percent.
“You’ll be assessed by a health professional to work out the level of help you can get,” states the Government.
“Your rate will be regularly reviewed to make sure you’re getting the right support.”
If there is a change in personal circumstances, or a change in how the condition affects a person, they will need to tell the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) straight away.
As well as being between the age of 16 and state pension age, there are some other criteria to fulfil.
“You must also have a health condition or disability where you:
- Have had difficulties with daily living or getting around (or both) for three months
- Expect these difficulties to continue for at least nine months.
“You usually need to have lived in England, Scotland or Wales for at least two of the last three years, and be in one of these countries when you apply.
“If you’ve recently returned from living in an EEA country, you might be able to get PIP sooner.”
How much will PIP increase by?
PIP is made up of two parts, and whether a person gets one or both of these, as well as how much, depends on how severely the condition affects them.
Daily living component