Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a non means tested benefit for people with a long-term health condition or impairment, whether physical, sensory, mental, cognitive, intellectual, or any combination of these. It is a financial contribution to the extra costs that disabled people may face, to help them lead full, active and independent lives.
PIP has two components:
The Daily Living component – intended to act as a contribution to the extra costs disabled people face in their day-to-day lives that do not relate to mobility.
The Mobility component – intended to act as a contribution to the extra costs disabled people face in their day-to-day lives related to mobility.
The DWP has special arrangements for people who have a terminal illness and whose life expectancy is less than six months. These assessments are fast tracked and do not require a face-to-face assessment.