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calendar icon10 Apr 2024

PIP payment boost- what does it mean for you?

Starting this week, the DWP is handing out a boost to people on Personal Independence Payments (PIP). The Consumer Price Index of inflation was measured at 6.7% in September 2023, which is the amount universal credit has increased by .

Personal independence payment (PIP) provides help with extra living costs if you have both a disability or long-term physical or mental health condition that gives you trouble getting about or doing certain everyday tasks because of your disability or condition.

 If you claim PIP, this boost means you could see more money in your bank account over the next year.

There are two parts to PIP: 

  • money to help with everyday tasks – this is known as the daily living part 
  • money to help you get around – this is known as the mobility part

How much more PIP will I get?

How much you get and how long you get it for depends on the seriousness of your medical condition or disability and how severely it affects your life.

The DWP have increased rates for both parts of PIP:

  • Standard rate for daily living: £68.10 per week (up by £4.55 a week to £72.65, or £236 a year)
  • Enhanced rate for daily living: £101.75 per week (up by £6.80 a week to £108.55 or £353.60 a year)
  • Standard rate for mobility : £26.90 per week (up by £1.80 a week to £28.70, or £93.60 a year)
  • Enhanced rate for mobility : £71.00 per week (up by £4.75 a year to £75.75, or £247 a year)

Over the course of 2024-25, this will equate to an additional £737 in PIP, which means that claimants will receive a final total of £9583.60 over the next 12 months.

To be eligible for PIP, your condition needs to have been affecting you for three months, and the issues must be expected to continue for at least another nine months. The below are some of the physical conditions that could make you eligible for PIP:

  • Sleep apnoea - obstructive
  • Upper respiratory tract - other diseases of/type not known
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Asthma
  • Asbestosis
  • Extrinsic allergic alveolitis
  • Fibrosing alveolitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Silicosis
  • Granulomatous lung disease
  • pulmonary infiltration
  • Pulmonary fibrosis - other/type not known
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pleura
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary embolus
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung transplantation
  • Heart and lung transplantation

Claim PIP here.

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Lydia Bell-Jones

With a background in banking, Lydia has been writing professionally for over five years. She is passionate about helping people improve their personal finances and has a particular interest in the connection between money and mental health.

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