個人獨立資助 Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

概覽

年齡介乎16至64歲之間患有長期病患人士或殘疾人士無論是否在職均可申請並獲得每星期£22.65到£145.35之間的個人獨立資助。

申請資格

申請人必須介乎16歲至64歲之間,並有以下的健康狀況或殘疾狀況:
  • 日常生活困難或走動困難(或兩者)不少於3個月
  • 預計這些困難將持續不少於9個月(除非申請人被疹斷身患絕症並只剩下少於6個月壽命
須於過去3年中有不少於2年時間居住在英格蘭、 蘇格蘭或威爾士,並且在申請時在上述其中一個國家居住 若申請人居於國外,須乎合以下條件:
  • 居住在另一個歐盟或歐元區的國家或瑞士 (只能獲得日常生活困難部分的資助)
  • 武裝部隊的成員或家庭成員

條件

個人獨立資助由2部分組成,申請人將由一名健康專家評估以確定資助級別。 而當局會定期評估資助級別,以確保申請人獲得適當的支援。資助金額將取決於申請人的身體健康狀況對日常生活影響有多嚴重。

(一)日常生活困難

申請人如在下列日常生活項目中一半以上時間需要協助,或可獲得日常生活困難部分的資助:
  • 準備或進食
  • 洗滌、洗澡和使用廁所
  • 穿衣和脫衣服
  • 閱讀和溝通
  • 管理自己的藥物或治療
  • 做出關於金錢上的決定
  • 與其他人互動

(二)行動困難

若申請人需要協助外出或走動,他/她或可獲得行動困難部分的資助。

你將會得到甚麼資助?

個人獨立資助通常每4星期支付一次。 無論申請人是否在職都可獲得此項免稅的資助。

(一) 日常生活困難

資助為每星期£57.30或£85.60。

(二) 行動困難

資助為每星期£22.65或£59.75。

(三) 絕症

若申請人預計壽命少於6個月,申請人將獲得更高的日常生活困難部分的資助。 至於行動困難部分的資助將取決於申請人的實際需要。

其他福利

申請人或其照顧者或合資格獲得其他財務資助,例如照料者津貼、住屋或交通費用的協助。如果申請人是在職人士並獲得個人獨立資助,他/她同時亦可獲得薪俸稅中殘疾方面的免稅優惠(每年高達£3,090,如果申請人屬殘疾嚴重,則高達£4,420)。 申請人須致電勞工及福利局提出新申請。如需協助,可與本中心聯詻

Overview

You may be able to get help with some of the extra costs caused by long term ill-health or disability. You can get PIP whether you’re working or not. If you’re aged 16 to 64 you could get between £22.65 and £145.35 a week by claiming PIP.

Eligibility

Applicant must be aged 16 to 64 and have a health condition or disability where you:
  • Have had difficulties with daily living or getting around (or both) for 3 months
  • Expect these difficulties to continue for at least 9 months (unless you’re terminally ill with less than 6 months to live)
Applicant has lived in England, Scotland or Wales for at least 2 of the last 3 years, and be in one of these countries when you apply.
Living abroad
  • Live in another EU or EEA country or Switzerland – only get help from daily living needs
  • Are a member or family member of the Armed Forces

Condition

PIP is made up of 2 parts. You’ll be assessed by a health professional to work out the level of help you can get. Your rate will be regularly reviewed to make sure you’re getting the right support. Whether you get one or both of these and how much you’ll get depends on how severely your condition affects you.

(1) Daily living difficulties

You may get the daily living part of PIP if you need help more than half of the time with things like:
  • Preparing or eating food
  • Washing, bathing and using the toilet
  • Dressing and undressing
    reading and communicating
  • Managing your medicines or treatments
  • Making decisions about money
  • Engaging with other people

(2) Mobility difficulties

You may get the mobility part of PIP if you need help going out or moving around.

What you’ll get

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is usually paid every 4 weeks. It’s tax free and you can get it whether you’re in or out of work.

Daily living part

The weekly rate for the daily living part of PIP is either £57.30 or £85.60.

Mobility part

The weekly rate for the mobility part of PIP is either £22.65 or £59.75.

Terminal illness

You’ll get the higher daily living part if you’re not expected to live more than 6 months. The rate of the mobility part depends on your needs.

Other help

You or your carer might also qualify for other financial help, for example Carer’s Allowance, or help with housing or transport costs.
If you get PIP and you work, you might also be able to get the disability element of Working Tax Credit (up to £3,090 a year, or up to £4,420 if your disability is severe).

You will be required to call the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to make a new claim and our centre will be able to offer assistance on this matter.

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