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People over State Pension age can still claim PIP and get support of up to £608 each month

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Personal Independence Payment (PIP), including 284,000 over State Pension age. PIP is a benefit paid by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to people who may need help with daily living activities or getting around outside their home because of a long-term illness, disability or mental health condition.

The benefit could provide an additional income of between £23.70 and £152.15 per week to help with these costs, usually paid every four weeks, and the amount you get depends on how your condition affects you - not the condition itself.

A successful claim for PIP could result in an annual income boost of up to £7,911, which coupled with new, full State Pension payments of £9,339 (£179.60 per week), could generate income of up to.

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