PIP has different qualifying criteria to DLA.
To qualify for PIP, you must:
• be aged 16 to 64
• have needed help with extra costs caused by a health condition or disability for three months or more and be reasonably likely to need help for the next nine months
• have spent at least two out of the last three years in Great Britain (a temporary absence abroad for up to 13 weeks, or up to 26 weeks for treatment, will be allowed)
• have difficulty with activities of daily living and/or mobility — you will be assessed against criteria that consider your ability to carry out 12 everyday activities.
There are special rules for people who have a terminal illness and are not expected to live for more than six months. The DWP will deal with these claims faster and will not ask these claimants to attend a face-to-face consultation, or to fulfil the three-month qualifying period.
You can find the regulations for PIP in full on the UK Legislation website.
SG Mission: to serve our viewers by providing reliable, valuable, and important Deaf community oriented information in every newcast.