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Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

[ˈpɜːsᵊnᵊl ˌɪndɪˈpɛndəns ˈpeɪmənt (pɪp)]



Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a welfare benefit to support long-term disabled or ill individuals. Payments are tax-free and vary depending on needs.

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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a welfare benefit in the United Kingdom that exists to help individuals with long-term disabilities or illnesses.

There are two parts to PIP. The first part is a Daily Living part and provides help to individuals who need help completing everyday tasks. These tasks could include things like eating, drinking, washing or dressing. The second part is a Mobility part and helps individuals who need help with like physically moving around and leaving their home.

Each of these parts pay either a lower rate or a higher rate, and the one an individual qualifies for depends on how difficult they find the tasks in each part. For the 2023/24 Tax Year, the lower Daily Living part rate is £68.10 a week while the higher one is £101.75 a week. The lower Mobility part rate is £26.90 a week and the higher one is £71.00 a week.

Personal Independence Payments are tax-free.

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