How much PIP will I get?
We explain what the different Personal Independence Payment (PIP) rates are, how long you can get it for and how often it’s paid.
What are the PIP rates for mental health?
PIP is made up of two parts – daily living and mobility - known as components. Each component is paid at either a standard or an enhanced rate of PIP.
The amount of PIP that you get depends on the number of points awarded to you by The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for both the daily living and mobility PIP test.
The 2021-22 PIP rates are:
|Component||Weekly rate||Points required|
|Daily living - standard rate||£60||8-11|
|Daily living - enhanced rate||£89.60||12|
|Mobility - standard rate||£23.70||8-11|
|Mobility - enhanced rate||£62.55||12|
If you are living with a terminal illness, you will automatically receive the daily living enhanced rate. You may also qualify for the mobility rate but will be assessed on the level of help you need.
PIP daily living rate
You may be able to claim the daily living rate of PIP if your illness, disability or mental health condition requires you to have help with everyday tasks such as cooking food, taking medication, getting dressed or communicating verbally.
You may be able to claim the mobility rate of PIP if your illness, disability or mental health condition requires you to have help moving, planning a journey or following a route.
How long do you get PIP payments for?
Once you have applied for PIP you will receive a decision letter explaining how long you have been awarded PIP for.
PIP is commonly awarded for a fixed time period, but there are situations where an ongoing award will be granted. If you’re terminally ill, you will automatically be awarded PIP for three years.
How often is PIP paid?
PIP is paid directly into your bank, building or post office account every four weeks. If you’re living with a terminal illness it will be paid weekly.
Receiving PIP back payments
If you are owed money for PIP but have not been receiving it, the DWP may want to pay you back in instalments instead of a lump sum. They can only do this if you agree with their decision. More information can be found in How to appeal against a PIP decision.
PIP and other benefits
PIP is not affected by your income, capital or savings. You can get the full amount of PIP on top of other benefits or tax credits. However, PIP may affect Constant Attendance Allowance or war pensioners' mobility supplement.
If someone cares for you and you receive the daily living component of PIP, they might qualify for a Carer’s Allowance.
- Introduction to PIP
- Help with your PIP claim
- Challenging a PIP decision
- PIP resources