The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have recently announced a further extension of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) reassessments to several new postcode areas from the 25th May, 22nd June and 27th July 2015. The updated version of the map that they produce to illustrate the rollout is below.
Reassessment means that the following current DLA recipients will be invited to claim PIP
- those with fixed period DLA awards ending ;
- young people turning 16;
- those where there is a report of a change in the DLA claimant’s health condition or disability; and
- existing DLA claimants aged 16-64 who wish to make a PIP claim.
More information about the design of PIP can be found on the gov.uk website. We have produced information about the assessment process for PIP. You can find this information on this blog, as well as on the Atos Healthcare website.