Help and advice Benefits information Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you are aged 16 to 64. The rate depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself. You’ll need an assessment to work out the level of help you get. Your award will be regularly assessed to make sure you are getting the right support. PLEASE NOTE - If you receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA), PIP started to replace Disability Living allowance (DLA) for people aged 16 to 64 from 8 April 2013. You can find out all about PIP, including how to claim, here: Find out more To obtain PIP forms please telephone 0800 121 4433. If you are a Stockport resident and would like help with completion of a PIP application, and you either suffer from a dementia or have a disability, please contact us on 0161 442 0442.