People usually need to have lived in England, Scotland or Wales for at least two of the last three years, and be in one of these countries when they apply. However, if they have recently returned from living in a European Economic Area (EEA) country, they may be able to get PIP sooner.
PIP is currently split into two separate payments. Whether a person receives one or both, and how much they get will be dependent on how their condition is deemed to affect them.
The daily living element is for those who need help more than half of the time with things such as preparing or eating food, dressing and undressing, personal hygiene, managing medicine, engaging with other people and making decisions about money.
Whereas, the mobility element is specifically designed for individuals who require assistance in leaving their home and going out, or in moving around their home.