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​​​​​​​Entitled to Personal Independence Payment – What you can get

 


Entitled to Personal Independence Payment – What you can get

If you have been approved for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), you might be unsure what you are entitled to and how this can benefit you.

PIP can be used in exchange for the monthly lease of a brand new car, which is commonly referred to as the Motability scheme.

There are other benefits if you are eligible for PIP that you may or may not already know about.

  1. New Car Lease

Here at Browne & Day, we are pleased to be part of the Motability scheme, meaning you can exchange your PIP for a brand new car lease if you qualify for either the Enhanced Rate Motability Component, Higher Rate Motability Component, War Pensioners Motability Supplement or Armed Forced Independent Payment.

The Motability Scheme allows you to purchase a brand new car every three years which includes insurance for up to 3 people, ongoing servicing, full breakdown cover from the RAC and replacement tyres. All you need to do is add petrol.

  1. Blue Badge for parking

Qualifying for PIP may make you eligible for a Blue Badge to help with parking. This is different to how it was with the Disability Living Allowance (DLA), so you should contact your local authority to find out if you can still access this benefit. You can find out more about qualifying for a Blue Badge reading our guide.

  1. Road tax discount

The PIP standard rate mobility will give you a 50% road tax discount, while the enhanced rate mobility gives you a 100% discount, lowering the cost of independence even more. This is good to know, but we arrange road tax for Motability Scheme customers, so you don’t have to worry about those details at all!

Your eligibility for things like Blue Badge parking and road tax discounts depend on different factors, so it’s important to contact relevant authorities to find out

  1. Toll roads

For most toll roads and congestion schemes in the UK a concession is offered to disabled people provided they meet certain criteria set by the operators. Some toll roads offer a concession to people in receipt of Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment. To see which tolls offers this concession read our article on Toll roads.

If you have recently been in receipt of PIP and looking to put this towards a brand new car, speak to our friendly team here at Browne & Day in Londonderry, NI.

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