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PIP Reassessment Rules to Change

Posted in General News on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

On 20th June it was announced that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will be changing the rules around the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) reassessment process so that severely disabled claimants and those with progressive conditions will receive PIP for 10 years before they are reassessed for their entitlement. A spokesperson for the DWP has added to this by saying that when the re-assessments do come for these claimants they will be in the form of “light touch” reviews. It is not possible to say how many claimants will be affected by the changes at this stage because the plans are yet to be finalised. However, the DWP has stated that the changes will apply to those who receive the highest level of PIP and have severe or progressive conditions which will not improve with time. Parkinson’s UK Campaigning Chief, Laura Cockram, said: “PIP can offer a vital lifeline; however, people with Parkinson’s can find the assessment process humiliating and stressful, with assessor’s ignorance of Parkinson’s common place. This is a step in the right direction but far more fundamental changes are needed.”

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Jillian Jones

Tuesday, July, 3rd, 2018

I suffer with fibromyalgia, arthritis, asthma, depression, hiatus hernia, since my last assessment I have got a lot worse, when I was assessed for PIP the lady that came asked me how far could I walk, I said to the car & from the car to the house, which is about 4 metres, she wrote on my form that I could walk 20 metres i wish I could, so what will this mean to me

Paul's Gravatar

Monday, July, 2nd, 2018

I wonder if that means if your current term will be extended to 10 years or whether you'll have to apply again, before you get it?

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Mrs Carole Nowell

Monday, July, 2nd, 2018

My husband has what our GP called Infantile Cerebral Palsy. His current assessment runs until 2026. He only got the bare minimum 12 points, despite this being a lifetime condition. I'm concerned that when 2025/2026 comes, my husband will lose his PIP entitlement and therefore his car. The fact that the DWP has still to work out who has a "lifetime condition" fills me with dread!!

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Ronnie York

Monday, July, 2nd, 2018

What about the people over 65 why don’t they get the same motorbility as those under 65 people with terminal illness should be treated the same

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Phiip Pritchard

Friday, July, 6th, 2018

Could be a good idea time will tale. As long as you can ask for reassessment when needed.

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Sandra owen

Wednesday, July, 18th, 2018

I was awarded pip 18 months ago for 5yrs does that mean mine will be extended to 10yrs as i will never get better