Personal Independence Payment
In December 2012 the Government published its consultation response on the detailed design of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the benefit to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for eligible working age people aged 16-64. It also published its consultation response to the draft assessment criteria for the new benefit.
Esther McVey MP, Minister for Disabled People will be laying in draft the main PIP regulations, setting out the PIP entitlement conditions, assessment criteria and payment rates.
PIP will be phased in, starting with new claims only in a controlled start area in the North West and parts of the North East of England from April 2013. New claims will begin nationally from June 2013 and from October 2013 existing DLA claimants whose DLA is due to end or who report a change in their condition will be reassessed. Unless they report a change in their condition, those with a lifetime or indefinite DLA award will not be reassessed until October 2015 at the earliest.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) response to consultation on the PIP assessment criteria/regulations.
DWP’s response to the consultation on DLA reform and PIP- completing the detailed design.
The DWP has also updated the PIP section on its website to include December’s announcement: