Will an award of PIP affect my other benefits?

If you are in receipt of DLA, you may also be getting other benefits or concessions such as a Blue Badge, the ability to lease a car through the Motability Scheme or enabling someone who cares for you to receive carer’s allowance.

When you start your claim for PIP, you will continue to receive these "passported" benefits while you are going through the assessment process.

 If your claim for PIP is successful, your other benefits should then continue as follows:

  • your carer will continue to receive carer’s allowance as long as you are awarded either rate of the daily living component of PIP
  • you will be able to continue to lease a vehicle (car, scooter or powered wheelchair) through the Motability Scheme if you are awarded the enhanced rate of the mobility component of PIP
  • you will still be able to get a free tax disc if you get the enhanced rate of the mobility component of PIP and still get a 50% discount if you get the standard rate.

If your claim for PIP is disallowed, your DLA will be stopped after four weeks and you will lose any "passported" benefits. If this happens to you, you should seek further advice.

Further information about the Mobility Scheme can be found on the Motability website:

If this is a first claim for a disability benefit and you are receiving other means tested benefits you may be eligible for increased awards and we would recommend contacting us for benefit advice.

You can also contact our Helpline:

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