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Over 7 years after personal independence payment (PIP) was first introduced, there are still 275,000 disability living allowance (DLA) claimants waiting for the letter to drop onto their door mat telling them it is their turn to be forced to apply.

Justin Tomlinson revealed the figure yesterday in answer to a parliamentary question. He also made it clear that only slow progress is being made in assessing remaining DLA claimants:

“In July 2020, we started to resume some activity on reviews and reassessments where it was possible to do so safely and without compromising the delivery of new claims and change of circumstance cases, which remain our priority.”

You can read the full written answer on the parliament website.

Comments  

#3 Normski 2021-03-19 11:00
Hi, Dave , I don’t intend to dull your day but I was moved from DLA to PIP with enhanced rates for both for life and now have standard rate for both for 2 years, I have a degenerative condition, how on earth do they work that out , at the time I was stressed to hell with it so didn’t go to a tribunal in case I lost it all even though I should of appealed
#2 malka 2020-12-16 14:35
This has been hanging over so many vulnerable disabled people on indefinite awards for too long, why not leave them on dla (if they are in agreement) or put them over to pip on similar awards, and if people disagree they can challenge the decision.This would spare a lot of stress and continued anxiety about the process of pip assessment!
#1 Dave 2020-12-03 11:26
I'm one of the 275,000 but I'm very much que sera sera :-)! I'm not a worrier, I know it will come at some point. I think I'll get my "invite" letter in 2021...probably . COVID-19 has obviously delayed things massively.

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