To ask Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the letter from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to the hon. Member for St Helen's South and Whiston of 15 December 2017, whether a child in full-time education may claim disability benefit in their own right from the age of 16.
29 January 2018
Young adults aged 16 and over can claim and receive Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in their own right regardless of whether they are in any form of education, training or work. An appointee can make a claim on the young adult’s behalf where they are unable to handle their own affairs.