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PIP final phase rollout now July

25 June 2015

Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson, has issued a written statement bringing the final phase of the PIP roll out forward from October to July 2015

In justification of this announced intention Justin Tomlinson says:

“My original intention was to start this final phase in October 2015 GB wide. In May Departmental statistics confirmed that average reassessment claims for PIP were waiting only 4 weeks from returning their PIP forms until an assessment, which is in line with our expectations. This improved performance means I am pleased to announce that we are now in a position to begin the final phase in July, initially at small volumes and in a limited number of areas. We recognise that this will result in some claimants being invited to reassessment earlier than they might have expected. But by operating at a smaller scale initially, this will enable us to monitor the system closely in small volumes to ensure an efficient reassessment process is in place.

It will also provide us with an opportunity to test key parts of the PIP process, such as the way in which we communicate with claimants. This is in line with the previous Governments response to recommendations in the independent review of PIP carried out by Paul Gray in December 2014.”

View the full statement

The revised rollout will start from 13th July on a small scale with 3,000 claimants chosen at random from postcodes in the North-West and Midlands as follows:

  • Blackburn (BB)
  • Bolton (BL)
  • Derby (DE)
  • Leicester (LE)
  • Manchester (M)
  • Oldham (OL)
  • Preston (PR)
  • Stoke on Trent (ST)
  • Warrington (WA)
  • Wigan (WN)

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