DWP announces eight new PIP rates for millions of claimants
12.02.2024 - 13:17
Millions of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants will see an increase to their finances in just a couple of months.
In April, the benefit which is designed to provide extra financial help to those living with a long-term mental or physical health condition or disability, will receive an uprate. Currently, 3.4 million Brits claim the benefit, a large proportion of which receive it for psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, autism, and dementia.
Those claiming PIP received a £150 cost of living payment last year. Despite this, campaigners have called for claimants to be eligible for the same £900 package that those claiming income-based benefits have been receiving, Teesside Live reports.
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As this payment started to be made, the DWP pledged: "We will continue to support vulnerable people with the cost of living from April this year." It has confirmed that PIP will get a 6.7% boost for the next financial year, which begins on April 8, 2024. The benefit is paid every four weeks so claimants will see the rise at the end of their first four-weekly pay cycle after that date.
Here's a breakdown of how different PIP rates will increase from April 2024...
Daily Living Component
Standard: £72.65 a week (increasing from £68.10)
Enhanced: £75.75 a week (increasing from £71.00)
How PIP will increase from April 2024
While PIP is measured in weekly payment rates, it is paid out every four weeks. In some months, you could receive a PIP payment at the start of the month and another at the end of the same month if it spans a five-week payment period.
Here's a breakdown of all the possible payment rates that could