Will an award of PIP affect my other benefits?

If your claim for PIP is successful, your other benefits should continue as follows:

  • your carer will continue to receive Carer’s Allowance as long as you are awarded either rate of the daily living component of PIP
  • If the Severe Disability Premium is being paid on any means-tested benefit you may be receiving, this will continue, providing you are awarded either rate of the daily living component of PIP
  • you will be able to continue to lease a vehicle (car, scooter or powered wheelchair) through the Motability Scheme if you are awarded the enhanced rate of the mobility component of PIP for a minimum of 12 months
  • you will still be able to get a free tax disc if you get the enhanced rate of the mobility component of PIP and still get a 50% discount if you get the standard rate.

If your claim for PIP is disallowed, your DLA will be stopped after four weeks and you will lose any "passported" benefits. If this happens to you, you should seek further advice.

Further information about the Mobility Scheme can be found on the Motability website:

If this is a first claim for a disability benefit and you are receiving other means tested benefits you may be eligible for increased awards and we would recommend contacting an advice service for benefit advice.

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