Claimants still waiting to hear if their PIP award has been extended because of the pandemic should be told by early 2021, the government has said.
According to Justin Tomlinson, minister for disabled people, the DWP plans to have decided who will get extensions and informed them of the decision by an unspecified date early next year. This includes claimants whose award was made by a tribunal rather than the DWP.
In answer to a written question on the subject, Tomlinson stated:
“The Department has been automatically applying extension of awards of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for all decisions in scope of the Covid-19 easements including those decisions first instated at First Tier Tribunals. All customers receiving an extension will be notified of their new award end date early 2021, the planned completion date for all extension activity.”