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Department for Work and Pensions [July 2012] PIP: completing the detailed design. Our response.

This Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) consultation sought views on the Government’s proposals on some of the benefit rules underpinning personal independence payment, disability living allowance, carer’s allowance and attendance allowance. Disability Rights UK, as part of the Disability Benefits Consortium, has responded to this consultation. 2 July 2012.

Disability Rights UK, as part of the Disability Benefits Consortium, has responded to this consultation. You can download this response below:

Background

The proposals in the consultation concerned:

  • eligibility to the benefit – residence and presence tests, and how children in receipt of DLA will be brought through to personal independence payment at age 16.
  • payability of the benefit for certain groups – how payment of the benefit will be affected for residents of care homes, hospital in-patients, and for people undergoing legal detention; and not providing for an extension of the mobility component to Motability leaseholders affected by the hospital rules
  • the requirements relating to reassessing DLA recipients – this specifically looked at the rules relating to people aged 16–64 who will be in receipt of DLA in April 2013, and sets out what they can expect and what they will need to do if they want to claim personal independence payment
  • passporting arrangements – this set out our intentions on how personal independence payment will be used as a gateway for other benefits and schemes, including those for which other Government Departments are responsible and work with Devolved Administrations relating to their schemes.

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