PIP rates 2021/2022 – how much it's going up and all the extras you can get

If your daily life is affected by a long-term health problem or disability – including anxiety and depression – you can qualify for government assistance in the form of a Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

PIP is intended as a possible replacement for the housing benefit for the disabled and is available to people aged 16 and over who have not yet reached the statutory retirement age.

You must have had difficulties with daily life or getting around (or both) for three months – and expect these problems to persist for at least nine months.

The amount you will receive will depend on how your condition affects you. The various payment rates increase at the beginning of each fiscal year.

Here you will find the planned increases in April for the 2021/2022 financial year, as well as all the options for obtaining additional benefits.

PIP is paid every four weeks, but increases are expressed in amounts per week. We also showed how much it would mean in your monthly payment.

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Changes to the PIP payment in 2021/2022

Daily Life Component – Prices for 2021/2022

The standard amount increases from £ 59.70 to £ 60.00 per week (£ 240 per month).

Amount increased from £ 89.15 to £ 89.60 per week (£ 358.40 per month)

Mobility component – tariffs for 2021/2022

The standard amount increases from £ 23.60 to £ 23.70 per week (£ 94.80 per month).

Amount increased from £ 62.25 to £ 62.55 per week (£ 250.20 per month)

If you’re still on the old Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and haven’t switched to PIP yet, these are the changes coming in April:

Changes in housing benefit for the disabled in 2021/2022

Care component for housing benefit for the disabled – tariffs for 2021/2022

Lowest rate from £ 23.60 to £ 23.70 per week (£ 94.80 per month)

The median rate increases from £ 59.70 to £ 60.00 per week (£ 240 per month).

Highest rate from £ 89.15 to £ 89.60 per week (£ 358.40 per month)

Mobility component for housing benefit for the disabled – tariffs for 2021/2022

Lower rate from £ 23.60 to £ 23.70 per week (£ 94.80 per month)

Higher rate from £ 62.25 to £ 62.55 per week (£ 250.20 per month)

How to get additional help

When you receive PIP, you may be entitled to a top-up called a reward for the following benefits:

The amounts are as follows:

Disability Premium 2021/2022

Single – increase from £ 34.95 to £ 35.10 per week (£ 140.40 per month)

Couple – Increase from £ 49.80 to £ 50.05 per week (£ 200.20 per month)

Enhanced Disability Premium 2021/2022

Single – Increase from £ 17.10 to £ 17.20 per week (£ 68.80 per month)

Couple – Increase from £ 24.50 to £ 24.60 per week (£ 98.40 per month)

Disabled child – increase from £ 26.60 to £ 26.67 per week (£ 106.68 per month)

Severe disability bonus 2021/2022

Single – increase from £ 66.95 to £ 67.30 per week (£ 269.20 per month)

Couple (lower rate) – increase from £ 66.95 to £ 67.30 per week (£ 269.20 per month)

Couple (higher rate) – increase from £ 133.90 to £ 134.60 per week (£ 538.40 per month)

Children’s bonus for the disabled 2021/2022

Disabled child – increased from £ 65.52 to £ 65.94 per week (£ 263.76 per month)

Supervisor Premium 2021/2022

Caregiver – Increase from £ 37.50 to £ 37.70 per week (£ 150.80 per month)

Pensioner bonus 2021/2022

Single with work-related activity component – increased from £ 69.85 to £ 72.70 per week (£ 290.80 per month)

Single with support component – from £ 60.20 to £ 63.00 per week (£ 252 per month)

Single with no component – from £ 99.40 to £ 102.40 per week (£ 409.60 per month)

Couple with work-related activity component – increased from £ 118.85 to £ 123.20 per week (£ 492.80 per month)

Couple with support component – increase from £ 109.20 to £ 113.50 per week (£ 454 per month)

Couple with no component – increase from £ 148.40 to £ 152.90 per week (£ 611.60 per month) (this is the only Retiree Premium available to those with Income Support)

Housing benefit family premium 2021/2022

Family – Increase from £ 17.60 to £ 17.65 per week (£ 70.50 per month)

Family (single parents) – stay the same at £ 22.20 per week (£ 88.80 per month)

Income support family bonus 2021/2022

Family and single parents – Increase from £ 17.60 to £ 17.65 per week (£ 70.50 per month)

Blue badges help people with disabilities or health problems to park closer to their destination. A blue badge costs up to £ 10 in England and up to £ 20 in Scotland. It's free in Wales

Those who use PIP may also receive local council tax rebates, as well as travel assistance, including a blue badge.

Blue badges help people with disabilities or health problems to park closer to their destination.

A blue badge costs up to £ 10 in England and up to £ 20 in Scotland. It’s free in Wales

You will qualify for a blue badge if at least one of the following conditions is met:

  • Get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • You will receive a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) as you cannot walk more than 50 meters (a score of 8 points or more under the Moving Activity of the Mobility Component).
  • You are registered blind (severely visually impaired)
  • They receive a mobility allowance for war pensioners
  • You have received a lump sum benefit within tariff levels 1 to 8 of the system of armed forces and reserve forces (compensation) and have been classified as permanent and severely disabled, which leads to walking difficulties or very considerable walking difficulties
  • You will receive the mobility component of PIP and have received 10 points specifically for descriptor E as part of the activity “Planning and tracking trips” because you cannot take a trip as it would lead to an overwhelming psychological burden

Additionally, those studying the advanced mobility component of PIP or the higher rate mobility component of DLA can qualify for a motability car – learn more here

Note, however, that you will get both PIP and Constant attendance allowancethe daily portion of your PIP will be reduced by the amount of Constant Attendance Allowance you receive.

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