Personal Independence Payment

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1. What is Personal Independence Payment? 

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is to help towards some of the extra costs arising from a health condition or disability. It is based on how a person’s condition affects them, not the condition they have.
  • It is for eligible working age people, aged 16-64.
  • It is not means tested or taxed and is payable to people in or out of work.
  • National Insurance contributions are not essential.
  • You must have been in the UK for 2 out of the last 3 years, and must normally live in the UK.
  • You must not be subject to immigration control.

Information updated August 2018. Please note that information may be subject to change. All information is provided in good faith but Disability Information Scotland does not endorse any product or service referred to within this resource.

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