Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs if you have a long term ill-health or disability.
You could get between £23.20 and £148.85 a week if you’re aged 16 or over and have not reached State Pension age. The amount you get depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself.
You’ll be assessed by a health professional to work out the level of help you can get. Your rate will be regularly reviewed to make sure you’re getting the right support.
Your carer could get Carer’s Allowance if you have substantial caring needs.
If you get Disability Living Allowance
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is ending for people aged 16 to 64.
You can keep getting DLA if you’re under 16 or you were born on or before 8 April 1948 and have an existing claim.
You’ll continue getting DLA until the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) invites you to apply for PIP. You do not need to do anything until DWP writes to you about your DLA unless your circumstances change.
Help with PIP
You can contact a local support organisation to get help to understand PIP.