PIP: Britons may get up to £152 weekly to help in ‘retirement crisis’ – are you eligible?
PIP, or Personal Independence Payments, offer support to individuals who are living with a long-term disability or health condition. As these conditions often come with additional costs, PIP can help to alleviate some of the burden Britons may otherwise face. And in a similar vein, many individuals are staring down challenging financial circumstances in their later life.
“This is because PIP cannot be honoured if you or your loved one is in a care home, so live-in care may be a better option in this case.”
As Mr Rado highlights, people can be eligible for two types of tax-free payment under PIP – daily living and mobility.
For the daily living element, the weekly rate is set at either £60.00 or £89.60 under current DWP rules.
The mobility part, however, has a weekly rate of £23.70 or £62.55 for those eligible to receive it.
Whereas others may need support in getting out and about and moving around the home.
Thankfully, all PIP claims involve a health assessment where the level of support is determined and measured.
Overall, then, PIP could provide important support to the individuals who need it most.
Mr Rado concluded: “Personal Independence Payment is great.
“It can be given on top of other forms of benefits and incomes, and having a job doesn’t mean you won’t be entitled to it.
“We have seen it really help financial situations for families choosing live-in and at-home care solutions – as opposed to care homes.
“This extra entitlement enables families to make adjustments needed to keep loved ones comfortable and relatively independent within their own home.”
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