Disability Benefit Increases April 2020

Wednesday 08 April, 2020 Written by 
Disability Benefit Increases April 2020

DISABILITY PAYMENTS - increase this month. Here are the new rates.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) rises

Daily living component

Enhanced - increased from £87.65 to £89.15 (per week)

Standard - increased from £58.70 to £59.70 (per week)

Mobility component

Enhanced - increased from £61.20 to £62.25 (per week)

Standard - increased from £23.20 to £23.60 (per week)

If you get PIP and Constant Attendance Allowance, the daily living part of your PIP will be reduced by the amount of Constant Attendance Allowance you get.

Disability Living Allowance

If you were born on or before April 8, 1948, you’ll continue to get Disability Living Allowance as long as you’re eligible.

If you were born after that date, your DLA will end. You’ll get a letter telling you when that will happen and inviting you to apply for PIP within 28 days.

If you do apply, your DLA will continue to be paid until at least 28 days after a decision is made about your PIP application.

Here are the increases from April 2020:

Care Component

Highest - increased from £87.65 to £89.15 (per week)

Middle - increased from £58.70 to £59.70 (per week)

Lowest - increased from £23.20 to £23.60 (per week)

Mobility Component

Higher - increased from £61.20 to £62.25 (per week)

Lower - increased from £23.20 to £23.60 (per week)

Severe Disablement Allowance

Severe Disablement Allowance is being replaced by Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

Jobcentre Plus staff are reassessing Severe Disablement Allowance claims to see if you're capable of work or eligible for ESA.

If the reassessment shows you cannot work, you will be transferred automatically onto ESA.

For those who are still in receipt of this allowance, the payment rates went up in April 2020 as follows:

Basic rate - increase from £79.50 to £80.85 (per week)

Age-related addition (from Dec 90)

Higher rate - increase from £11.90 to £12.10 (per week)

Middle rate - increase from £6.60 to £6.70 (per week)

Lower rate - increase from £6.60 to £6.70 (per week)

All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into your bank, building society or credit union account.

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