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DWP Update on PIP

Posted in General News on Monday, May 18th, 2020

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is continuing to adapt to help Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants cope with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. The department is still able to process new PIP claims at this time and it is now possible for claimants to receive and return the PIP2 (how your disability affects you) form electronically. To provide further help at this time the DWP has also extended the deadline for returning the PIP2 form to three months. Those who experience a change in circumstances which they feel could have an impact on their PIP entitlement have been advised to contact the DWP as soon as possible to make sure they continue to receive the correct benefit amount.

The other temporary measures that the DWP has put in place include the suspension of all face-to-face assessments until further notice. Paper based assessments will be conducted were possible and telephone based assessments will be used when required. Furthermore, all benefit awards which are due to come to an end soon will be automatically extended which means these people’s payments will continue and the department will be in touch about a review in due course. Similarly, those who are currently receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and have been invited to claim PIP will not need to take any action at this time and the department will contact you in the future to discuss your PIP claim.

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