10 PIP conditions that could mean you qualify for £627 a month from DWP | Personal Finance | Finance

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PIP is a benefit administered by the Department for Work and Pension (DWP). PIP can help with extra living costs if someone has a long-term physical or mental health condition or disability that makes it difficult to do certain everyday tasks or get around.

Claimants can get PIP even if they’re working, have savings or are getting most other benefits.

The payment is worth between £24.25 and £156.90 per week and is paid every four weeks, meaning it is worth up to £627.60 per month.

As of October 2022, the DWP data showed a rise in the number of people claiming for Psychiatric Disorders.

The number of people claiming for Musculoskeletal Conditions such as arthritis, joint, chronic or back pain and hip disorders also increased by 10,200 to 1,012,415 in October, 2022.

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A reason for this could be that there is more awareness of what conditions qualify for a PIP payment.

Eligible health conditions include psychiatric disorders, musculoskeletal disease and respiratory disease.

10 disabilities that qualify for PIP:

  • Cardiovascular disease – 80,815
  • Diseases of the immune system, liver, gallbladder, biliary tract -12,366
  • Gastrointestinal disease – 27,840
  • Hearing disorders – 33,424
  • Infectious disease – 9,897
  • Musculoskeletal disease (general) – 635,450
  • Musculoskeletal disease (regional) – 376,965
  • Neurological disease – 403,469
  • Psychiatric disorders – 1,166,695
  • Respiratory disease – 135,530

This is not an exhaustive list. They are some of the umbrella terms under which a total of 547 other conditions fall.


For more information, people can visit the Government website.

Britons can check an online benefit calculator to see if they are eligible to make a claim.

There are two parts to PIP:

  • A daily living part – if someone needs help with everyday tasks
  • A mobility part – if someone needs help with getting around

Whether an individual gets one or both parts and how much they get depends on how difficult they find everyday tasks and getting around.

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This means that someone in receipt of the higher rate of both components would be eligible for £627.60 a month.

Britons must also be under state pension age if they’ve not received PIP before.

If they’re over state pension age, they can apply for Attendance Allowance instead.

PIP also acts as a gateway benefit to 10 additional forms of support from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) worth thousands of pounds.

These include:

  • Free prescriptions (depending on illness)
  • Free or reduced council tax bills
  • Capped water bills
  • Reduced price bus or rail fares
  • Motability scheme
  • Cost of living payments
  • Cold Weather Payments
  • Blue badge in England and Wales
  • Vehicle tax discount of up to 100 percent
  • Disabled Facilities Grant (up to £30,000).

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