What is Personal Independence Payment?
PIP is the new allowance which is gradually replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for disabled people aged between 16 and 64.
Like DLA, PIP has two components: a daily living component and a mobility component. Each component has two rates of payment: a ‘standard rate’ and an ‘enhanced rate’ which will be the same amount as the DLA. You can lease a Motability car, scooter or powered wheelchair by using the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of PIP, similar to the Higher Rate Mobility Component of DLA.