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Have Your Say on Draft Criteria for Proposed PIP

As you will probably be aware the government is replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with a new benefit, the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The Department of Work and Pensions have recently drafted criteria on eligibility for the PIP which will help determine who receives it. The PIP is due to replace DLA in April 2013.

The government would like comments on the proposed criteria. To read the Department of Work and Pensions information on the new proposed criteria and how to respond directly with your comments (deadline now extended to 31st August) see the link below:

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/policy/welfare-reform/legislation-and-key-documents/welfare-reform-bill-2011/personal-independence-payment-briefing/

A factsheet on the proposed changes can be found on the Disability Alliance website at http://www.disabilityalliance.org/f60.htm which gives an outline of the proposed criteria. The Disability Alliance response to the proposals can be found at http://www.disabilityalliance.org/r71.htm

It is important to note that they are draft criteria, the points-scoring system isn’t finalised, and who receives the PIP and at what rate is undecided.



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