PIP payments are split into two parts, a daily living part and a mobility part. Whether a claimant gets one or both of these depends on how severely their condition affects them.
PIP is usually paid every four weeks and a decision letter will tell claimants when their first payment will arrive and what day of the week they’ll usually be paid.
Should a payment date fall on a bank holiday, claimants will usually be paid on the first day before this.
All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into designated bank, building society or credit union accounts.
Claims for PIP can be made by telephone, textphone or through the post.
Claimants will need to contact the PIP enquiry line if their personal circumstances change while they’re claiming.
This can include address, condition or doctor changes.
This is important to note as claimants can be taken to court or have to pay a penalty if they’ve been found to give wrong information or fail to update their details.
Full details on PIP rules can be found on the Government’s website and impartial advice can be sought from the likes of Citizens Advice or the Money Advice Service.