Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people who need help with every-day tasks and / or find it difficult to get around outdoors because of their disability or health condition.
It does not matter whether or not the claimant has someone looking after or helping them - what matters is the effect their disability or health condition has on them.
It is tax free and does not rely on NI contributions. It is not affected by income, earnings, hours of work or savings.
It can be paid to people in and out of work.
It is almost always paid on top of other benefits and / or tax credits.
Any money someone receives from PIP can be spent how they choose, and it can 'passport' people to other types of help.
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