Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a new benefit that is replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people of working age (16-64) who need help with the extra costs arising from a long-term health condition or disability.
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The government introduced the benefit on 8 April 2013 as part of a wider reform of the welfare system. However, the change is being rolled out in stages and only affects new claimants initially.
If you currently claim DLA, you do not need to take any action now. Most people who receive DLA will be invited to apply for PIP between October 2015 and October 2017.
This section of the website explains what PIP is, the timetable for PIP replacing DLA, how you can claim, how you will be assessed, how decisions are reached, how the change may affect you, plus lots more.
This information was produced in May 2013. If you live in England, Scotland or Wales, please check the Department for Work and Pensions (external link, opens new window) website for the latest information about PIP. If you live in Northern Ireland, please visit the Northern Ireland Direct, Government Services(external link, opens new window) website.