If you need extra help with day-to-day activities or have trouble getting around due to your condition, you may be able to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
PIP is for you, not for a carer (if you have one), and you don’t need to have someone supporting or caring for you to qualify. If you’re awarded this benefit, it’s entirely up to you how you use it.
PIP isn’t taxable and you don’t need to have paid National Insurance contributions to get it. You can claim PIP whether you’re in or out of work. PIP is not means-tested. In other words, it’s not affected by your earnings, other benefits you receive or by any savings you have.
Getting PIP may increase the amount of any means-tested benefits you receive, such as Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit or income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit you can claim if you need extra help with day-to-day activities or have trouble getting around due to your health or condition. If you have Parkinson’s, you might feel you need the extra support PIP can provide. From March 2022, some areas in Scotland will start replacing Personal Independence Payment (PIP) with the Adult Disability Payment (ADP) . Social Security Scotland has advisers across Scotland who can explain how you can apply for it and answer questions about the application process. Find […]