Motability Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

What is it?

Personal Independence Payment is a benefit that helps disabled people between the age of 16-64. It helps with the extra costs of a long-term health condition or disability. PIP is a non-means tested benefit which means, it will not be affected by any other income you are receiving such as, earning or savings.

Man smiling in his motability vehicle

The Difference Between DLA and PIP

The Government have decided to replace DLA with PIP. The process began back in April 2013 for Great Britain and on the 20th June 2016 in Northern Ireland. The Department for Communities in Northern Ireland (DWP) have been writing to all recipients who are apart of the DLA, to let them know of the change and that they will need to apply for PIP in order to continue receiving their benefits. Payments had continued being paid until there was a decision put in place for the claim.

It is important to know that the DWP will need to have your correct contact details and you must reply to them within the given amount of time.

Are you Eligible?

If you think you are eligible to get PIP and are in need of extra help because of a daily living and/or mobility needs and have an illness, disability or a mental health condition then contact the DWP directly on 0800 121 4433 for the UK and 0800 587 0932 for NI and they will help you with your enquiries.

PIP is created by two components called daily living and mobility and both can be paid at either the standard or enhanced rate. Here is an example of the PIP rates in April 2018:

ComponentsWeekly rate
Daily living - Standard rate £57.30
Daily living - Enhanced rate £85.60
Mobility - Standard rate £22.65
Mobility - Enhanced rate £59.75

How to find us

Our showroom is located at the address below which is just off Junction 14 on the M1 Motorway at Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.

We have accessible drop-off points at the main doors and numerous disabled parking spaces and accessibility features within every showroom.

Call us today on 028 8772 3376 to book an appointment with one of our Motability Specialists, or alternatively make an enquiry.

Saltmarine Cars
Tamnamore Road
Co. Tyrone
BT71 6HW