Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) were introduced by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions as part of the government reforms to the benefits system and came into effect for new claimants in April 2013.
On this page:
- What are PIPs?
- Who provides PIP assessments?
- What training is provided for PIP assessors?
- Do PIP assessments fall within scope of practice?
PIPs replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16-64 across the UK. PIPs are designed to support independence for people living with a disability that affects their daily living or mobility, regardless of whether they work or not, through the payment of a standard or enhanced benefit. The payments are based on the impact of the health condition on the claimant, rather than their diagnosis alone.