DWP Benefits PIP 2024 – How to apply for Personal Independence Payment?9

For the fiscal year 2024–2025, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has declared a rise in the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) payment rates. PIP rates will increase by 6.7% as of April 8, 2024, as a result of the law requiring them to at least keep up with the yearly rate of inflation.

DWP Benefits PIP 2024

The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) payment rates for the fiscal year 2024–2025 have been increased, according to a statement released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Acts requiring PIP rates to at least keep pace with yearly inflation will cause PIP to increase by 6.7% starting on April 8, 2024.

PIP is a benefit intended to help those who have exorbitant medical expenses because of chronic illnesses or impairments that limit their capacity to move about or perform everyday activities. Notably, PIP is not means-tested, which means that it is not dependent on the income or savings of the applicant. It may be applied for in addition to other benefits, such as Universal Credit.

PIP Component Weekly Payment Monthly Payment (every four weeks)
Standard Daily Living Only £72.65 £290.60
Enhanced Daily Living Only £108.55 £434.20
Standard Mobility Only £28.70 £114.80
Enhanced Mobility Only £75.75 £303.00
Standard Daily Living + Standard Mobility £101.35 £405.40
Standard Daily Living + Enhanced Mobility £148.40 £593.60
Enhanced Daily Living + Standard Mobility £137.25 £549.00
Enhanced Daily Living + Enhanced Mobility £184.30 £737.20

The revised rates for various DWP Benefits PIP 2024 for disabled people from April 2024 have been confirmed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). This covers Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, and Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

DWP PIP Payments Benefits

The following are the revised Personal Independence Payment (PIP) rates, which take effect on April 8, 2024:

Daily Living Component

  • Standard: £72.65 per week (up from £68.10)
  • Enhanced: £108.55 per week (up from £101.75)

Mobility Component

  • Standard: £28.70 per week (up from £26.90)
  • Enhanced: £75.75 per week (up from £71.00)

That means if you get both the daily living and mobility portions of PIP, you may claim up to £184.30 each week.

How can I claim PIP?

A new PIP claim may be initiated by mail, phone, or internet. All you’ll need to apply online is your phone number, email address, and national insurance number. To begin, visit the official website. First, you’ll be asked to confirm your PIP eligibility.

  • To apply over the phone for PIP, dial 0800 917 2222. The government website states that before you do so, you’ll need to have the following information available:
  • Your contact information
  • Your date of birth
  • Your National insurance Number, if you’ve got One
  • Your bank account number and sort code
  • Your doctor’s name, address, and phone
  • Your hospital and care dates and addresses
  • Dates and countries of longer-than-four-week travel abroad
  • Visit the government website to apply for PIP by phone or mail.

The DWP may ask you to have an assessment after you apply for PIP to ascertain the degree of restrictions resulting from your accident, mental health issue, or disability. This might take place over the phone, in person, or online via a video call. On the official government website, it states that this typically takes one hour.

Who can claim PIP?

You must be 16 years of age or older, and have a long-term disability, accident, or mental health condition to be eligible to receive PIP benefits. PIP consists of two parts: a daily living component that you may apply for if you need assistance with routine chores and a mobility component that you can apply for if you have difficulty moving about.

The DWP states that if you find it difficult to do any of the following because of a disability, sickness, or mental health condition, you may be eligible for the daily living component of PIP:

  • Preparing food
  • Eating and drinking
  • Managing medicines or treatments
  • Washing and bathing
  • Going to the toilet
  • Getting dressed and undressed
  • Reading
  • Managing your finances
  • Socialising and being around others
  • Talking, listening, and understanding

According to the DWP, if you have any of the following difficulties, you may be eligible for PIP’s mobility component:

  • Working out a route and following it
  • Physically moving around
  • Leaving your home

Not only those with physical disabilities are qualified to receive the mobility portion of PIP benefits. For instance, you could struggle to move about due to a cognitive issue.

PIP Payments Eligibility Criteria

A person must fulfill the following requirements to be qualified for PIP:

  • Age: The individual must be between 16 and the age of state pension.
  • Long-term Health Condition or Disability: The individual must be suffering from a long-term health condition or disability that has interfered with their capacity to perform activities of daily living or mobility for a minimum of three months and is anticipated to last for a minimum of nine months.
  • Status: The individual must be a resident of the United Kingdom and have been there for at least two of the previous three years, as well as for at least one day of the current tax year.
  • Sufficient Entitlement Period: PIP applicants must have a sufficient entitlement period, typically consisting of 12 months or more, although certain exceptions may apply.

How Do I Check how much PIP I am due for my condition?

PIP benefits are not condition-specific; rather, the amount you get is determined by how much your condition interferes with your everyday activities and mobility.

Your unique situation and evaluation will determine the duration of your PIP benefits. Typically, PIP benefits are granted for a certain duration, such as three years. 

But, claimants may be eligible for a PIP “indefinite award” in some circumstances. This implies that the DWP will assess your case every 10 years to decide how much and whether you will still be eligible for the benefit.

9 thoughts on “DWP Benefits PIP 2024 – How to apply for Personal Independence Payment?9”

  1. I was going to get Enhanced: £108.55 per week (up from £101.75) =£434.20 because of my health and updating the form and all unchanged, instead of that. DWP have their way to pay me, Standard: £72.65 per week (up from £68.10) =£290.60 and this is PIP. Next week I have appointment with my GP to sort this out for me about my health which is not very good and I thought I was entitled for extra help.

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  2. I would like to get help with my and my partners condition as I struggle getting up stairs with my knee and my partner struggles with his legs

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    • I am in a wheelchair and a house With stairs, Because I was no longer able to manage the stairs I got an Through floor lift and wet room fitted. You can go to your GP and ask to be referred for an occupational therapist to get adaptions to your home. The occupational therapist will come to your home and assess your needs and discuss what you need.

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  3. Will I be able to get PIP I have been off sick since end of Nov 2023 with shortness of breath, they have finally found out I have EDAC (airway collapse)

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    • It a long application but just starting it is the point of time you will get a back date payment from the get go if you get what im saying. On face to face interviews just be open because thay can see your condition and will award you for the supporting payments fitted to you. So yes go for it !.

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  4. I have just applied for enhanced PIP as my asthma and general medical health has got worse. I am worried when I was told by the man from PIP that I could lose all my PIP and pension credit. It made me feel a little uncomfortable as I really cannot afford to lose this benefit.

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