Benefits / welfare


Benefit calculators

Below are the three main benefit calculators that UK citizens can use to check they’re claiming the correct benefits and welfare. Bare in mind that if you are under 18, retired or are a student these calculators may give you incorrect information.

It’s always advisable to seek specialist information and advice regarding benefits from charities such as Citizens Advice.

PIP table of activities, descriptors & points

PIP points table is to be used as a guide only. Note that children usually claim DLA when under the age of 16 and PIP when 16+.

Always seek advice and support from charities such as Citizens Advice when claim and filling out DLA or PIP forms.

Living & mobility components:

8-11 points = standard rate

12+ points = enhanced rate