How does PIP affect other entitlements

How does Personal Independence Payment affect other entitlements?

  • Blue badge – People who receive Personal Independence Payment qualify for a blue badge without further assessment if they score eight points or more under activity 12 (moving around)
  • Carer’s Allowance – Both rates of the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment act as a passport for a full-time carer to claim Carer’s Allowance
  • Christmas Bonus – Either rate of either component of Personal Independence Payment provides entitlement to the £10 Christmas bonus
  • Concessionary travel – People who receive Personal Independence Payment qualify for concessionary travel without further assessment if they score eight points or more under activity 12 (moving around) or activity 7 (communicating verbally)
  • Motability – Enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment acts as the gateway to the Motability Scheme 
  • Road tax – Enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment provides a 100% exemption from Vehicle Excise Duty, and standard rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment provides a 50% reduction