PIP has replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16-64 who have a long term disability/condition affects their ability to carry out a range of everyday activities and impacts on their ability to live independently.
The payment is based on an assessment of the individual, with a consideration to how the impairment affects the life of the individual and their ability to carry out a range of everyday activities.
This replaces the previous system of awarding financial assistance just because of impairment.
Children under the age of 16 who meet the qualifying criteria will still claim Disability Living Allowance
Adults aged 65+ who meet the qualifying criteria will now claim Attenadance Allowance.