What is the row around PIPs all about?
What are PIPs?
PIPs are benefit payments made to help people aged 16 to 64 cope with the extra costs they face due to ill health or disability. Not means-tested, they are gradually replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
Nearly 700,000 people currently claim PIP, with another 1.5 million still to be reassessed. But why have they become so controversial? BBC News