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Who Can Claim: Overlapping Benefits

Key Facts:

  • Personal Independence Payment can be paid on top of most other benefits.
  • However the following benefits 'overlap' with PIP - ie you cannot get both.
    • Armed Forces Independence Payment
    • Constant Attendance Allowance 
    • War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement 


Armed Forces Independence Payment
Ex-service personnel who have been severely injured while serving in the Armed Forces may qualify for Armed Forces Independence Payment, which is paid instead of PIP. If the claimant has been receiving PIP before the decision on their claim for AFIP is decided, the payments of PIP will cease when AFIP starts to be paid.

Find out more about Armed Forces Independence Payment here.
Constant Attendance Allowance
Constant Attendance Allowance overlaps with the Daily Living Component of PIP, so a claimant who is entitled to both will receive payment for whichever is the higher amount. Constant Attendance Allowance is part of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit or a War Pension.
War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement
War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement overlaps with the Mobility Component of PIP; if a claimant who receives the War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement is awarded the Mobility Component of PIP, their PIP award will be reduced by the amount of War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement.





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