Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to apply for the PIP there are some requirements you must meet:

  • You must be at least 16 years of age and you must normally be under State Pension age when you claim (1)
  • You must not be subject to immigration control (2)
  • You must need help with certain daily living activities or have mobility needs
  • You must have had these needs for at least 3 months and be likely to have the needs for at least another 9 months
  • You must normally be living in England, Scotland or Wales when you claim and have been living there for at least 2 years

- If you have a terminal illness the last 2 rules do not apply (3)

- If you, or a close member of your family are in the Armed Forces the last rule does not apply

(1) Information about State Pension age 

(2) Information on immigration control

(3) Special Rules about terminal illness

Date modified: March 23 2022 | Date created: March 02 2020
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