Am I entitled to Personal Independence Payment?

If you are aged 16 to 64 and are blind or partially sighted then you could be entitled to Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

No-one is automatically entitled to it and you will have to make a claim that shows you need help in your daily life or getting out and about (or both), but many blind and partially sighted people of working age should be successful in claiming some level of this benefit.

We have produced a factsheet on PIP that contains lots of useful information and more details about how to make an effective claim for it:

Please note: If you're aged between 16-64 on or after 8 April 2013 you will be invited to claim PIP if previously on DLA. However, If you're already 65 or over on 8 April 2013, then you will not be reassessed for PIP and will remain on DLA.

In Northern Ireland this is from 20 June 2016.

Read more about how to make a claim for PIP.

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