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Personal independence payment

Disability living allowance is gradually being replaced by a personal independence payment (PIP) for people aged 16 to 64.
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PIP explained

The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is designed to help towards the extra costs arising from the impact of a disability, health condition or impairment.

Getting more help and information

People in Lewisham can get a range of help, support and information about local services.

Questions and answers

Answers to common questions about the PIP.