Is PIP taxable? | Personal Finance | Finance
PIP is paid to claimants every four weeks, just like most incomes. You’ll be paid on the same day of the week around the same time every month. Is PIP taxable?
Income Tax is a tax you have to pay on your income, and this includes some state benefits.
Other things you’ll need to pay Income Tax on include money you earn from employment, profits you make if you’re self-employed, and most pensions.
Most Income Tax is paid through PAYE, the system your employer or pension provider uses with your tax code to tell them how much you need to pay.
However, tax on state benefits is taken slightly differently.
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These are benefits you might need to pay income tax on, and your tax code can take account of them.
If you owe tax on any of these benefits, it will be taken automatically from your other income.
However, if the benefit is your only income HMRC will write to you to let you know whether you owe Income Tax.
Then, you might need to fill in a Self-Assessment tax return.
How much can you earn on PIP?
To get PIP, you’ll need to be over 16 and have had difficulties with daily living or getting around for at least three months.
How much money you get depends on what you are able to do and how your condition affects you.
The Department for Work and Pensions’ PIP test is a points-based assessment that determines how much you get paid.
The two parts of the PIP test represent the two parts of the PIP payment– the daily living part and the mobility part.
The standard daily-living allowance is £59.70 per week and the enhanced daily-living rate is £89.15 per week.
The standard mobility rate is £23.60 per week, and the enhanced mobility rate is £62.25.