Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people aged 16 to State Pension age. It is for people who have problems moving around or looking after themselves.
If you have reached State Pension age and making a new claim, you should claim Attendance Allowance instead of PIP. If you have received PIP before the age of 65, you can continue to get it.
PIP has replaced an older benefit called Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for adults. If you have not yet reached State Pension age and are making a new claim, you will need to apply for PIP.
You will also have to apply for PIP if you are getting DLA, unless you were born on or before 8 April 1948. It is important to tell the Department for Work and Pensions if your circumstances change.
If you live in Northern Ireland and get DLA, and you were aged 65 or over on 20 June 2016, you will continue to get DLA if you are still eligible. It is important to tell the Department for Communities if your circumstances change.