DWP PIP payments: 27 health conditions which could still see claimants get £798 a month

The DWP has shared four new videos to help claimants understand Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
The DWP offers payments of £798 a month - up to a total of £9,580 for the year for people who have one of 27 key health conditions -Credit:shared content unit

Those with any of the 27 NHS recognised health conditions could still be eligible for £798 monthly DWP PIP benefits. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed proposals to alter the way Personal Independence Payment is paid, which could involve claimants receiving vouchers or a one-off grant instead of regular cash payments.

Currently, however, it continues to offer payments of up to £798 a month, amounting to £9,580 annually, for individuals with one of these key health conditions. In the past month, the DWP has increased the amount paid to PIP claimants. Despite potential reforms being discussed, the existing scheme remains in place, continuing to provide financial support to those battling health conditions.

This means that if your health condition or disability impacts your daily life, you could receive benefits totalling a maximum of £9,583.60 across the year, or £184 a week, equivalent to an average of £798 a month. Eligibility for this benefit is determined by an assessment, so having one of these conditions does not guarantee eligibility to claim the cash. Conversely, having a health condition not listed here could still make you eligible.

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However, as a starting point, those with these 27 NHS recognised conditions are likely to have a good chance of qualifying for some level of PIP cash, reports the Express.

To qualify for PIP, you must have a health condition or disability that has caused difficulties with daily living or mobility (or both) for three months. These issues must be expected to continue for at least another nine months and you need to reside in the UK.

  • Sleep apnoea - obstructive

  • Upper respiratory tract - other diseases of/type not known

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • Chronic bronchitis

  • Cystic fibrosis

  • Emphysema

  • Empyema

  • Epilepsy

  • Bronchiectasis

  • Asthma

  • Asbestosis

  • Extrinsic allergic alveolitis

  • Fibrosing alveolitis

  • Sarcoidosis

  • Silicosis

  • Granulomatous lung disease

  • pulmonary infiltration

  • Pulmonary fibrosis - other/type not known

  • Pneumoconiosis

  • Pulmonary fibrosis

  • Pleura

  • Pleural effusion

  • Pneumothorax

  • Pulmonary embolus

  • Pneumonia

  • Lung transplantation

  • Heart and lung transplantation

The PIP payments consist of two components for living and two for mobility:

  • Standard rate for daily living: £68.10 per week

  • Enhanced rate for daily living: £101.75 per week

  • Standard rate for mobility : £26.90 per week

  • Enhanced rate for mobility : £71.00 per week