PIP payments can help people with some of the extra costs associated with long term ill health and disability and today, the DWP released statistics on PIP claims to April 2021. The DWP detailed some of the ongoing disruption caused by coronavirus to the application process but progress has been seen in the first quarter.
The weekly rate for the daily living part of PIP is either £60 or £89.60.
For the mobility part, the weekly rate will be either £23.70 or £62.55.
This means eligible claimants could receive up to £152.15 per week from PIP.
To be eligible for PIP, a person must be aged between 16 and state pension age.
Initial claims for PIP can be made by telephone, textphone or through the post.
When a claim is made, claimants will go through an assessment process where it will be determined how much support will be paid out.
Should a claimant be unhappy with a decision from the DWP, they can have it reviewed under mandatory reconsideration rules.
Full details on the PIP claiming process can be found on the Government’s website.