PIP could provide people with additional income so long as they’re aged between 16 and state pension age. So long as the claimant is eligible, they could bet between £23.60 and £151.40 per week, depending on their circumstances.
There is also a “mobility part” which can provide people with an additional £23.60 or £62.25 per week.
Benefit claimants in general may be receiving income from a multitude of different schemes and PIP could actually help with this.
According to Citizens Advice, PIP claimants may be able to get a top-up (also known as a premium) for other benefits they may be claiming.
In order to check on this, the claimant will need to contact the office(s) in charge of their specific benefits and ask them what other help they may be entitled to.
If a PIP claimant wishes to explore these options they may need to send a copy of their PIP award letter to the corresponding office.
It should be noted that if a claimant gets a premium, their PIP payments will not reduce.
PIP claimants could also get money off their council tax bill.
Citizens Advice detailed that it is hard to say exactly how much money they’ll get off their bills because there are various factors involved but their local council will be able to help with this.
Additionally, boosted perks and payments can be received by PIP claimants if they’re claiming for children or if they need travel support.
Published at Thu, 25 Jun 2020 10:35:00 +0000