Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

On 10th June 2013 the government introduced a new benefit for customers who need additional support for a disability or a long term health problem.

The benefit is called Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for 16 - 64 year olds.

Find out more

If you want to know more about whether you are affected you can do this by using the Gov.UK PIP Checker.

If you want to find out more the following information is available:

  • PIP introduction - eligibility, how to claim, appeals and more
  • PIP factsheet - a factsheet explaining what other benefits are available if you are awarded PIP
  • PIP BSL video - a short DWP produced YouTube video in British Sign Language, which explains PIP and how to claim

0345 850 3322 is the number to call to make a claim for PIP, or there is an alternative text phone number: 0345 601 6677. The PIP team are available Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm to offer any support and advice with the claims process.

Access to Work

The Government also provides an Access to Work grant, which can help pay for practical support so you can do your job if you have a disability, health or mental health condition.