PIP can be received by state pension claimants under certain conditions – rules explained

PIP can provide support to those who need help with some of the extra costs associated with long term ill-health or disability. So long as a claimant is eligible, they could receive between £23.60 and £151.40 per week.

PIP claims can be made by calling the DWP.

Before claiming, certain details will need to be gathered such as personal information and doctor or health worker details.

Additionally, claims for PIP can be made through the post.

When a claim is received, claimants will usually go through an assessment process where their condition is evaluated.

PIP is usually paid once every four weeks.

Claimants will receive a decision letter which breaks down when their first payment will come through 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 working day before.

All state benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into designated bank, building society or credit union accounts.

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