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Some PIP claimants are being left with no payments because their fixed-term award has come to an end before the DWP has made a decision about a new award, a government minister has admitted.

Justin Tomlinson, minister for disabled people, told MPs in a written answer that: “some claimants on fixed term awards without a review date are now falling out of payment before we have been able to make a decision on renewal claims they have made. We are prioritising these cases to ensure we can make a decision as quickly as possible.”

The minister did not give any indication of how many claimants are affected or how soon ‘as quickly as possible’ is likely to be.

You can read the minister’s full answer here.

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+2 #1 denby 2021-04-29 21:16
Our daughter was left choosing between heating and eating from February 2020 as her tribunal-won award ended and was not extended due to covid, as it already had ended. We found out, and had to sub her but not everyone has a mum and dad who can. She did not get her award until the autumn.
No wonder food banks are over-run, but if you are mobility-disabl ed how do you even get to one???

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