PIP is a non-means tested benefit and replaces Disability Living Allowance (DLA) when the child is approaching 16 years old.
There are two parts to PIP, a Daily Living part (which can be awarded as Enhanced, or Standard) and a Mobility part (Enhanced, or Standard).
The application form is more than thirty pages and can be stressful for parents to complete. Although some parents do complete it themselves, there are organisations that can help you complete a PIP for your child including Kindred. If you would like assistance completing your child’s PIP application please contact one of our advocacy staff on 0800 031 5793.
PIP rates as at April 2021 are shown below (you can check the most up to date rates here).
|Enhanced rate||£89.60 a week||£62.55 a week|
|Standard rate||£60.00 a week||£23.70 a week|
Find out more about PIP eligibility and information about applying here:
You can telephone the Department for Work and Pensions PIP claims line on: 0800 917 2222
You can also find out about other state benefits here (please note some of these are for England/Wales only and should inform you if that is the case): https://www.gov.uk/help-for-disabled-child