Existing PIP Claimants Being Moved To 10 Year ‘Light Touch’ Reviews

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With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

The DWP has begun deciding which existing PIP claimants will be moved to having only have a ‘light touch’ review every 10 years, instead of a more frequent full review.

Back in June we highlighted a statement by Sarah Newton Minister of State for Disabled People in which she announced the end of ‘unnecessary’ PIP reviews, saying:

“We’ve listened to feedback from organisations and the public, and this common-sense change will ensure that the right protections are in place while minimising any unnecessary stress or bureaucracy.”

In a written statement released just before the Christmas break, Newton explained that new guidance had been issued to decision makers in August 2018 “to ensure those who are awarded the highest level of support whose needs are unlikely to improve or will deteriorate receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at the 10 year…

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