Who can claim PIP

Who can claim Personal Independence Payment?

A person must be aged at least 16 but under 65 to claim Personal Independence Payment.

Personal Independence Payment will not be paid until a person has had a long-term condition or disability for at least three months which is expected to last for at least another nine months – unless the claimant is terminally ill, in which case the benefit can be paid under special rules.

A person must have been present in Great Britain for at least 104 out of the last 156 weeks to qualify for Personal Independence Payment – unless claiming under the terminal illness rules.

A person must be habitually resident in Britain and not subject to immigration control.

Personal Independence Payment is not means-tested and can be paid whether or not a claimant has paid work. It does not depend on National Insurance contributions