Personal Independence Payment

From 13 January 2014, the Department of Work and Pensions will extend the areas where it is inviting existing DLA claimants to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) under the circumstances described below to postcodes including TD (Galashiels).

From 28 October 2013,  individuals living in Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands and East Anglia were invited to claim PIP if:

  • DWP received information about a change in care or mobility needs on or after 28 October
  • their fixed term award was due to expire on or after 17 March 2014
  • children turned 16 years old on or after 7 October 2013 (unless they have been awarded DLA under the Special Rules for terminally ill people)
  • an individual chooses to claim PIP instead of their DLA.

Peebles, Innerleithen and others in this area covered by EH postcode will also be included.

The updated PIP Quick Guide can be found here.