Since September alone, there have been 34,962 new students to receive PIP, a government subsidy designed to improve living standards for those with long-term physical illness. disabilities or Psychological health Terms.
Support payments take into account two assessments of the potential recipient’s needs: daily living and mobility.
This means reviewing the additional financial assistance they may need to enable them to carry out daily activities such as preparing food, washing and dressing, communicating and socializing or simply moving around as a result of the difficulties arising from their condition.
The new DWP figures show that the five most common disabilities are: psychological problems (37 percent of claims), musculoskeletal diseases causing pain in the whole body joints or arthritis (20 percent), neurological diseases (13 percent), and musculoskeletal regional. Complaints related to specific joints (12 percent) and respiratory diseases (4 percent).
These are the full numbers for claimants, which reveal the 21 most common disease categories identified by the DWP:
- Mental disorders – 1,166,695
- Diseases of the musculoskeletal system (general) – 635,450
- Neurological diseases – 403,469
- Diseases of the musculoskeletal system (regional) – 376,965
- Respiratory diseases – 135,530
- Cardiovascular diseases – 80815
- Ocular disease – 56351
- Endocrine disease – 42264
- Hearing disorders – 33424
- Diseases of the digestive system – 27840
- Diseases of the genitourinary system – 23805
- Skin disease – 20835
- Autoimmune diseases (connective tissue disorders) – 17596
- Diseases of the liver, gallbladder and biliary tract – 11328
- Unknown or missing – 10688
- Infectious diseases – 9897
- malignant disease – 97426
- Hematology – 7300
- Metabolic diseases – 4667
- Multiple and extreme systems of age – 1,186
- Diseases of the immune system – 1028
Any adult over the age of 16 but too young to begin receiving a state pension may claim a PIP if they have a disability that prevents their ability to perform daily tasks and that they expect to last for at least 12 months or longer.
The new applicant is required to undergo a DWP assessment to determine how their condition affects their daily life.
A score will then be assigned according to the applicant’s ability to perform the tasks, which in turn will be used to determine precisely how much money to award in the PIP.
The height will be applied as follows:
- Lower weekly rate – £68.10 (up from £61.85 in the current week)
- Higher Weekly Rate – £101.75 (up from £92.40 in the current week)
- Lower weekly rate – £26.90 (up from £24.45 in the current week)
- Higher weekly rate – £71 (up from £64.50 in the current week)
This means that the person currently receiving the highest weekly rate of Daily Living Support and earning £4,804.80 per annum will eventually be delivered £5,291 per annum after April 2023.
Please note that the PIP only applies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – people living in Scotland need to apply for it Adult disability payment instead of.