Disability Living Allowance to PIP

Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment

DWP Press Release February 3rd 2014 "existing DLA claimants in and around Carlisle, Lancaster, Darlington, Harrogate, and York to claim PIP if the claimant turns 16". Read more about PIP from Contact a Family here http://www.cafamily.org.uk/know-your-rights/benefits-and-tax-credits/personal-independence-payment + http://www.cafamily.org.uk/pipguide + including points for Daily Living and Mobility (pages 17-21)

For more information about changes to the benefit system, updated November 2013 see http://edyourself.org/articles/welfarereform.php

Read more about the transition to PIP here


PIP Mobility Criteria Announced December 2012

12 points needed for Enhanced Rate Mobility eg for Motability

Can stand and then move more than 200 metres, either aided or unaided     0 pts
Can stand and then move more than 50 metres but no more than 200 metres, either aided or unaided     4 pts
Can stand and then move unaided more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres     8 pts
Can stand and then move using an aid or appliance more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres ( For example, this would include people who can stand and move more than 20 metres but no further than 50 metres, but need to use an aid or appliance such as a stick or crutch to do so)     10 pts
Can stand and then move more than 1 metre but no more than 20 metres, either aided or unaided     12 pts
Cannot, either aided or unaided – i. stand; or ii. move more than 1 metre     12 pts

Read more here


16+ Claiming PIP

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was introduced on April 8th 2013 for new claims in the area covered by Bootle Benefits Centre ie Cheshire, Cumbria, Merseyside, North East England and North West England, known as the controlled start area. Postcodes are CA, CH (except CH5, CH6, CH7 and CH8), LA (except LA27, LA28,LA62 and LA63), CW, FY, L, PR, WA, WN, BL, DH, DL (except DL6,DL7, DL8, DL9, DL10 and DL11), M, NE, SR, and TS (except TS9).

I wrote to DWP and asked for the number of 15 year olds claiming DLA in each of the parliamentary constituencies which would be affected by the early roll-out of PIP. Read the results here


PIP Rates

Daily Living Enhanced Rate = £79.15
Daily Living Standard Rate = £53.00
Mobility Enhanced Rate = £55.25
Mobility Standard Rate = £21.00


Related Pages

Changes to Benefit System
DLA to PIP
PIP for Young People
Spartacus Report 2011
Personal Independence Payment Consultation Response 2012

Link Reference

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  1. http://www.cafamily.org.uk/pipguide http://www.cafamily.org.uk/know-your-rights/benefits-and-tax-credits/personal-independence-payment/
  2. http://edyourself.org/articles/welfarereform.php http://edyourself.org/articles/welfarereform.php
  3. Changes to Benefit System http://edyourself.org/articles/welfarereform.php
  4. DLA to PIP http://edyourself.org/articles/dlatopip.php
  5. PIP for Young People http://edyourself.org/articles/bootle.php
  6. Spartacus Report 2011 http://edyourself.org/articles/DLA.php
  7. Personal Independence Payment Consultation Response 2012 http://edyourself.org/articles/pipdetaileddesignconsult.php