PIP claimants could get extra £150 a week, are you eligible?

PIP is a benefit scheme to help those with disabilities. However, many new and existing benefit claimants could qualify for an extra £150 a week through PIP.

PIP extra £150
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PIP extra £150

Due to the current cost-of-living crisis, many households need extra help to make it through the month. The Government offers several types of benefits, even extra money when temperatures reach a certain cold level over several days.

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There are also benefits for those living with one or more disabilities, these benefits are through Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which replaced the Disability Living Allowance. Those who are already on benefits or are started out with benefits could be entitled to an extra £150 a week through PIP.

Households could get an extra £150

As reported by Express, people could be eligible for a disability premium. There are three different disability premiums for adults: Disability Premium, Enhanced Disability Premium and Severe Disability Premium.

People can be entitled to more than one disability premium at the same time and they can be added to a person’s pre-existing benefits such as:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Housing benefit

However, as per Express, if a person is claiming ESA, they are only entitled to severe or enhanced disability premium.

If you are eligible for the disability premiums, you could get an extra £76.40 per week per eligible person, if you are a couple and you both qualify, you could get £152.80 a week.

Who is eligible?

According to Express, those who are eligible for the disability premium must be under Pension Credit age and registered as blind or receiving the following:

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Adult Disability Payment (ADP)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
  • Working Tax Credit with a disability element
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • War Pensioners Mobility Supplement
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Incapacity Bene

If you are eligible for premium disability, you do not need to claim the money as it will be automatically added to your Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or housing benefits.

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Sources used:

Express: ‘PIP claimants could get ‘top up’ over £150 a week outside benefit via premiums’

Millions of Brits eligible for an extra £150 as cost of living soars Millions of Brits eligible for an extra £150 as cost of living soars