10 freebies you can claim in March if you qualify for PIP – could be worth thousands | Personal Finance | Finance

Disabled person’s railcard – This could give someone up to third off rail fares – roughly £4.26 per journey or £91 per year depending on how often they get the train.

Capped water bills – Some water suppliers offer customers help with their bills if they’re on certain benefits through what’s known as the WaterSure scheme. This sometimes includes those on disability living allowance or PIP.

Free prescriptions – If someone has a disability that entitles them to PIP, they may be able to get free NHS prescriptions too. However, they might not be guaranteed the freebie as it is certain illnesses such as cancer or epilepsy which may entitle them.

To get the free prescription people will have to apply for a medical exemption certificate. More information can be found on the NHS website.

Lease a vehicle with PIP cash – If someone is awarded the enhanced rate of the mobility component of PIP and has 12 months or more remaining on their current allowance, they may be eligible to join the Motability Scheme. It’s simple and affordable – people will have over 2,000 cars to choose from and insurance, tax and servicing are all included.

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