PIP Rates 2022/2023 – Exact Amount You’ll Get in Personal Freedom Pay

The Department of Work and Pensions has agreed on a range of benefit enhancements for the 2022/2023 financial year, including new rates of PIP (Individual Freedom Pay).

PIP was introduced in 2013 as an eventual replacement for the Disability Life Allowance and is designed to help cover additional living costs if you have a long-term physical or mental health condition or disability.

It has a daily living component if you need help with everyday tasks and a mobility component if you need help moving around.

Whether you have been given one or both of these and how much you are receiving depends on a DWP assessment that looks at how your condition affects normal daily activities.

Read more: How to appeal a PIP decision – All the key rules to win against the DWP in the Tribunal

Here’s how the payment rates are changing for the next financial year starting April 2022.

daily life component

You may be able to get PIP’s daily living if you need help:

  • eating, drinking or cooking
  • washing, bathing and using the toilet
  • Dressing and Undressing
  • reading and communicating
  • managing your medications or treatments
  • making decisions about money
  • socializing and being around other people

standard rate – Going from £60 per week (2021/2022) to £61.85 per week (2022/2023). PIP is paid out every four weeks, so this equates to an increase of £240 per month to £247.40 per month. In a year, based on 52 weeks, this is an increase of £3,120 to £3,216.20.

increased rate – Going from £89.60 per week ((2021/2022) to £92.40 per week (2022/2023). This equates to an increase from £358.40 per month to £369.60 per month. Over a year, based on 52 weeks, This is an increase from £4,659.20 to £4,804.80.

mobility component

You may qualify for the mobility portion of PIP if you need help with:

  • work on a path and follow it
  • moving around physically
  • leaving home

You don’t need a physical disability to get this mobility part. If you have difficulty getting around because of a cognitive or mental health condition, such as anxiety, you may also be eligible.

standard rate – Going from £23.70 per week (2021/2022) to £24.45 per week (2022/2023). This equates to £97.80 per month, increasing from £94.80 per month. In a year, on a 52-week basis, this is an increase of £1,232.40 to £1,271.40.

increased rate – Going from £62.55 per week (2021/2022) to £64.50 per week (2022/2023). This equates to an increase of £250.20 per month to £258 per month. In a year, based on 52 weeks, this is an increase of £3,252.60 to £3,354.

You can get any combination of these different zodiac signs. So if your claim is approved you will receive at least only the standard mobility component, and at most increased rates for both components – a total of £627.60 per month, equivalent to £8,158.80 per year (based on 52 weeks ) )

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) uses evaluators to determine how difficult you are with daily living and mobility tasks. They provide points that determine whether you qualify for PIP and how much you get.

For each task they see:

  • can you do it safely
  • How long does it take
  • how often your condition affects this activity
  • Do you need help from a person or use additional equipment to do this?

You can get PIP regardless of whether you’re working, saving or receiving most other state benefits — except for the Armed Forces Freedom Pay.

If you get a frequent attendance allowance, you will get less than the daily living portion of the PIP.

Those who are receiving War Pensioners Mobility Supplement will not be able to get the mobility part of the PIP.

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