Signposting - Benefits money grants - Benefits - Personal Independence Payment

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Personal Independence Payment

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From April 2013, Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for adults aged 16-64 is replaced with a new benefit called the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). DLA will continue to apply to children, so long as they are aged under 16.


For the most up-to-date information about the new benefit, including eligibility and how to apply, see the Personal Independence Payment page of the GOV.UK website. You can also check how PIP affects you with the GOV.UK PIP-checker.

For an in-depth comparison of DLA vs PIP from the perspective of parents and carers of children and young people with SEN and/or disability, see the PIP page of the Contact a Family website. Contact a Family also have an updated (2016) [guide] on Personal Independence Payment and other benefits at 16.


Blue Badge Scheme - Eligibility

Did you know that you automatically qualify for a blue badge if you have 8 points or more on your PIP assessment in the Moving Around Section? Please [click HERE] for more details on the eligibility criteria and how to apply for a blue badge.