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PIP: Claimants could be entitled to an extra £4,600 in cash – eligibility explained

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PIP is formally known as Personal Independence Payments, providing support to those with a disability or long term health condition. The amount of PIP a person receives is ultimately dependent on how their condition affects them, rather than the condition itself. However, whatever financial help a person receives, it is likely to be useful to help them with some of the associated costs their condition may bring about.

Regardless, recipients of PIP will wish to receive the full amount to which they are entitled, and additional payments will be welcomed. 

Those claiming PIP will be used to receiving payments from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), however, some could receive an additional sum from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

This payment could be worth up to £4,600 – significantly assisting those with certain conditions.

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The payment is made to those currently claiming PIP, and who are able to work.

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Such a sum could be particularly useful amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, which has brought about a myriad of costs for many households. 

But some may be unclear as to the full amount they could actually receive.

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To this end, the Government has created a tax calculator to provide Britons with further information.

The tax credits calculator provides an estimate to people of how much they could get in a four week period.

The tool does all of the hard work for Britons who think they could be entitled to receive an additional sum.

However, there are important issues to note when it comes to Working Tax Credits and entitlement.

The Government has explained Working Tax Credits are slowly being replaced by Universal Credit in a roll out.

This means Britons can only make a new claim for Working Tax Credit if they are in receipt of the severe disability premium, or they are entitled to it. 

People with a disability are also required to work at least 16 hours per week to be able to qualify.

PIP generally is split into two tiers – the daily living component and the mobility element, with people receiving different sums according to their circumstances.

The payment, however, is tax-free and people can receive it whether they are in work or not.

The weekly rate for the daily living part stands at £59.70 or £89.15 per week.

For the mobility element, payments are either £23.60 or £62.25 per week. 

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