Can I claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) if I live in Northern Ireland?

Given the restriction measures currently in place due to coronavirus, some rules around claiming and assessments for benefits have been changed or relaxed in the short term. Please check our Coronavirus: Welfare and benefits section to ensure you are getting the most up to date information or call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999, from 8am to 8pm weekdays or 9am to 1pm Saturdays.

Yes, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was introduced to Northern Ireland on 20 June 2016, slightly later than the rest of the UK and is for those of working age.

To claim you can call the Department for Communities:

  • 0800 012 1573
  • textphone 0800 587 0937
  • Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

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