January 2013 – Changes to PIP
The DWP has issued a new Information Bulletin to local authority housing benefit staff advising that -
‘DWP will be undertaking a significantly slower migration profile. This means DWP can take the time to learn from the early introduction of PIP – for example, by considering the findings of the first independent review to Parliament on the operation of the PIP assessment, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014
The peak period of reassessments will now fall around two years later which means there is more time to make sure the assessment is working correctly and that it is meeting individual needs.'
DWP has also announced that the enhanced and standard rates of both PIP components will be the same cash amount as under DLA. The exact rates of PIP are:
Daily Living Enhanced Rate £79.15
Daily Living Standard Rate £53.00
Mobility Enhanced Rate £55.25
Mobility Standard Rate £21.00
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