Great blog post by Jayne Linney, about how the differing rates between DLA and PIP are effectively a cut in benefit… Dxxx
Well I’ve received my PIP award and hooray I’ve ‘scored’ more points than on my DLA and yet, despite this I’ve been awarded ‘Standard’ rates for both Daily Living & Mobility Elements, to explain how this makes a real difference to me read on.
To get PIP at all, you must score between 8 – 11 points in both daily living / Mobility and to get the Enhanced rate it’s 12 points; the 2 elements are valued differently with
the Daily Living standard rate being £53.00 and the enhanced rate £79.15 per week,
for Mobility, the standard rate is £21.00 and the enhanced rate is £55.25 per week.
This differs greatly from the old DLA which had three levels of award, the rates which are/were worth for care
lowest rate – £21.55
middle rate – £54.45
highest rate – £81.30
and for the mobility component
lower rate – £21.55
higher rate – £56.75
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