This is about the new disability benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP). It is a benefit which is paid to help with the extra cost of living with a long term illness or disability. It was first introduced in 2013 and by 2018 will have replaced the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people of working age.
PIP is a disability benefit paid to people of working age (16 to 64 years old). You can get PIP if you need help with certain things that are essential to your daily living or your ability to get around. These include:
- Interacting with and speaking to other people
- Shopping and paying bills
- Planning and following journeys
- Preparing food and eating
- Washing and bathing
PIP is not means tested so is not affected by other income, capital or savings. It is not taxable, and you do not need to have paid national insurance contributions to qualify.
Nordic Care can assist with products for Preparing food and Eating, and Washing and Bathing, components of PIP.
Give us a call on 01495 723 201 and speak with one of our Team. We offer no obligation quotes via email.