If you are awarded PIP you or your carer
may get other benefits or services such as
a motability vehicle or Carer’s Allowance. PIP will include an
assessment of an individual’s needs.
PIP aims to help disabled people live more
independently and support those with
the greatest need.
PIP has been designed to help towards
some of the extra costs arising from having
a long-term health condition or disability
(ill health or disability that is expected to last
12 months or longer).
It is assessed on how
a person’s condition affects their daily life,
not the condition they have.
As with DLA, PIP will include special rules
for people who are terminally ill.