November 2013 Delays to PIP Roll Out

Those of you attending our PIP training will recall that despite numerous changes to the timetable, PIP was due to start in relation to existing claims from June 2013.

However it came as no surprise when the DWP announced on the 28 October that as a result of technical problems and a range of issues flagged up by the pilots, there would now be a phased geographical roll out of personal independence payment (PIP) to existing disability living allowance (DLA) claimants beginning in Wales, East Midlands, West Midlands and East Anglia.
Existing DLA claimants in those areas will be reassessed for PIP if there is a change in circumstance, an end of an existing award or a young person is approaching 16.
This means most existing DLA claimants won’t be re-assessed until 2015 or later, after DWP has considered the findings of the first independent review in 2014.

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