Personal Independent Payment

Personal Independence Payment replaced Disability Living Allowance for new claimants from June 2013.

Personal Independence Payment is payable to people who are aged between 16 and 64 years old when they claim, and who have health problems that affect them significantly in their everyday life.

If you were already receiving Disability Living Allowance before the introduction of Personal Independence Payment and you were aged under 65 on April 8 2013, your claim will eventually be reassessed under the new rules. The reassessment of existing Disability Living Allowance claims for this group of people is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

You don’t need to do anything until the Department for Work and Pensions contact you to advise you that you need to apply under the new rules. Until this point, you’ll continue to receive Disability Living Allowance as normal.

People who were already receiving Disability Living Allowance who were over 65 on April 8 2013 will continue to receive it. There are currently no plans to reassess this age group.

The GOV.UK website has more information about the Personal Independence Payment.

Making a claim

The quickest and easiest way to apply for Personal Independence Payment is by phone. A friend or family member can call for you, but you must be with them when they make the call.

DWP - Personal Independence Payment claims

  • Phone: 0800 917 2222
  • Textphone: 0800 917 7777

You can also write asking for a form to be sent to you by post, but this can delay the decision on your claim:

Personal Independence Payment New Claims
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