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Tell us what you think - consultation on personal independence payment

Monday 24th June 2013

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced a consultation on the Moving around activity which is part of the assessment for the mobility component of personal independence payment (PIP).

This consultation is welcome after widespread disappointment when the final version of the PIP regulations tightened the assessment criteria for the Moving around activity distance from 50 to 20 metres.

The government consultation runs until 5 August 2013.

Personal independence payment (PIP) replaced disability living allowance (DLA) for adults aged 16-64 at the beginning of June this year for those making a new claim. PIP will start to replace existing DLA claims from October 2013. DLA will continue as a seperate benefit for children aged under 16.

Claims for PIP will continue to be processed under the current benefit rules until the outcomes of the consultation are decided.

What do you think? Contact a Family is responding to this consultation. To let us know your views, please contact Una Summerson on email or ring 020 7608 8742 by the 31 July 2013.

Watch this space for more on this consultation and what it means.

Related items

  • The full consultation can be found on the Department for Work and Pensions website. The consultation closes on 5 August 2013.
  • Read our webpages for more about benefits change and how it may affect you.