Department for Work and Pensions. Overview of Welfare Benefits. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a new disability benefit Personal Independence Payment has replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for new claims from adults aged 16-64
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Overview of Welfare Benefits
Personal Independence Payment has replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for new claims from adults aged 16-64
DLA remains for children up to age 16; and DLA recipients aged 65 or over on 8 April 2013 (day that PIP was introduced)
PIP helps towards some of extra costs arising from health condition or disability
PIP based on how person’s condition affects them, not condition itself
Same way as DLA, claimants can get PIP whether in or out of work
Not means tested or taxed
Introduction to PIP
PIP Toolkit - Quick Guide
Components and Eligibility
PIP Toolkit – Conditions of Entitlement
PIP Toolkit – Assessment Criteria
From 28 October, natural reassessment started in Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands and East Anglia for
those with fixed period DLA awards coming up for renewal
children who turn 16 years old on or after 7 October 2013 (unless they have been awarded DLA under the Special Rules for terminal illness)
those where there is a report of a change in the DLA claimant’s health condition or disability
existing DLA claimants aged 16-64 who wish to make a PIP claim.
From 13 January 2014, reassessment areas extend to postcodes beginning: DG, EH, TD and ML in southern Scotland and parts of the borders.
From 3 February, areas further extend to include postcodes beginning: CA, DL, HG, LA and YO in the north of England.
PIP Toolkit – Reassessing existing DLA claimants
PIP Toolkit – Postcode Map
From October 2015
DWP begin to invite remaining DLA claimants to claim PIP who were aged between 16 and 64 on the day that PIP was introduced (8 April 2013
Further decisions on extending natural reassessment will be taken and communicated to the rest of the country in due course and will be informed by the experience of introducing reassessment in a gradual way first.
PIP Toolkit – Reassessing existing DLA claimants
PIP Toolkit – PIP checker
ESA was introduced on the 27.10.08
replaces IB and IS
help customers with illnesses or disability get back into work
work capability and health related assessment
Assessment phase - ESA50 and Work Capability Assessment completed.
Work Related Activity Group
Income related JSA
Income related ESA
Income Support (including SMI)
Working Tax Credits
Child Tax Credits
Personal Independence Payment
… to include support for housing and children
Child Benefit, Carer’s Allowance (will remain)
Council Tax Benefit (Localised Council Tax Schemes)
Contributory JSA and ESA (conditionality rules changing)
Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) is at least £57.35 a week to help you while you look for work.
How much you get depends on your circumstances and the type of JSA you qualify for.
To qualify for JSA you usually have to be:
18 or over (but below State Pension age)
able and available for work
meet the other rules for eligibility
When you apply for JSA, you must go to an interview to complete your claim.
You must go to a Jobcentre (usually every 2 weeks or when asked) to show how you’ve been searching for a job to keep getting JSA. This is known as ‘signing on’
To qualify for Income Support you must be all of the following:
between 16 and Pension Credit qualifying age,
pregnant, or a carer, or a lone parent with a child under 5 or, in some cases, unable to work because you’re sick or disabled,
you have no income or a low income working less than 16 hours a week (and your partner works no more than 24 hours a week),
living in England, Scotland and Wales - there are different rules for Northern Ireland,
You can claim Child Tax Credit if you claim Income Support and have children.
A contributory, taxable pension, Paid for life
Complete a BR1 form
The earliest age you can draw your State Pension is:
Women born before 6 April 1950 – age 60
Women born after 6 April 1950- the age at which women reach State Pension age will rise gradually between 2010 and 2020 until itbecomes 65
Men born before 6 April 1959 – age 65
Men and Women born after 6 April 1959 – the age at which those reach State Pension age will rise gradually between 2024 and 2046 until it becomes 68
SRP can be deferred
Back date from 3 months to 12 months
State Pension e-Service was introduced on the 20.03.2006 to enable customers to complete and submit an on line claim to State Pension
The maximum SRP you can receive is 30 years
To receive a full basic State Pension men and women need 30 qualifying years
If you don’t have enough qualifying years for a full pension, you may get a reduced one (1/30th for each year that you have paid. eg 6 qualifying years will get you 6/30th of the full rate)
Non contributory, non taxable, income related entitlement for people over women’s state pension age
Made up of either or both elements (Guarantee credit women’s state pension age to 65 and Savings credit over 65)
Gateway to other benefits and services
Customers can receive additional premiums if DLA/AA are in payment
Complete a PC1 form and any additional forms if need be.
Back date for up to 3 months
non contributory, non taxable, single yearly payment
For customers over women’s state pension age. normally living in great Britain or northern Ireland
WFP is sent out automatically during Nov/Dec
customer without any benefits in payment will be mail shot if not phone 08459151515
Non- contributory and not income related
Paid for as long as customer satisfies the condition of entitlement unless review date set
Award based on condition and limitations
For customers over 65 years of age with disabilities or restrictions for over 6 months
Unless special rules apply
For people who are in need of support from another person or find it difficult to do certain tasks throughout the day and or night
Gateway to other benefits/services
Complete an AA1