State pension can be paid once a person reaches state pension age which is in the process of being raised. Once a person reaches state pension age they will not be able to claim PIP.
PIP is tax free and eligible claimants can get it whether they’re in or out of work.
The actual level of support provided will be dependent on an assessment and the rate offered will be regularly reviewed.
PIP is made up of two parts and whether the claimant gets one or both will be dependent on the severity of their condition.
The “daily living part” is a weekly rate of either £59.70 or £89.15.
If the payment date falls on a bank holiday (such as the one coming next week) the claimant will usually be paid early.
PIP, just like all benefits, pensions or allowances will be paid into a designated bank, building society or credit union account.
To start a PIP claim, a person will need to call the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Before calling, the government detail that the following information will need to be collected and ready to be provided:
- Contact details
- Date of birth
- National Insurance number
- Bank or building society account number and sort code
- Doctor or health worker details
- Dates and addresses for any time spent abroad, in a care home or hospital
Published at Thu, 21 May 2020 08:31:00 +0000