Personal Independence Payment is a new benefit for people who have problems getting around out of doors, or who need personal care, supervision or support, due to a disability. Personal Independence Payment will be introduced in the spring and summer of 2013 and will replace Disability Living Allowance for people of working age.
Quote taken from http://www.durham.gov.uk (link)Is this test harder than the one for DLA?
In some ways the test is harder to pass than the equivalent
tests for the care and mobility components of Disability Living
Allowance. The DWP estimates that about 500,000 people
who currently get DLA will fail to get any award of PIP. Many
others will get an award, but at a lower rate than their current
DLA award. Some may get more than they currently receive.
As if life is not hard enough already.