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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is usually paid every 4 weeks.  It’s tax free and you can get it whether you’re in or out of work.

It’s made up of 2 components (parts).  Whether you get one or both of these depends on how your condition affects you.

You’ll need an assessment to work out the level of help you’ll get.  Your rate will be regularly reassessed to make sure you’re getting the right support.

As at April 2022 the weekly rates of payment are:

PIP Mobility Component per week

Enhanced               £64.50

Standard                 £24.45

PIP Daily Living Component per week

Enhanced               £92.40

Standard                £61.85

DLA and PIP can act as a gateway to additional types of financial help.  For example, if you are in receipt of income support or housing benefit and you successfully claim DLA or PIP, you should qualify for the relevant disability premiums used in calculating entitlements to these benefits (e.g.  disability premium, disabled child premium).  This should lead to higher payments.

For more information on DLA, other benefits, and what to do if your claim is unsuccessful, please read our leaflet Claiming Benefits for Individuals with Ectodermal Dysplasia or you can email us.