The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is looking for an external provider of an assessment service and supporting IT for the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

The new benefit will be introduced in April 2013 and will replace the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people of working age.

A notice in the Official Journal of the European Union says the detailed design of the supporting IT is under development and the extent to which the chosen PIP assessment service provider will need to provide IT services has not been finalised.

The DWP expects the supporting IT will allow a single customer view for all its client information. Features of the IT service will be the ability to share relevant client data, record and track client contacts and the progress of claims for the PIP.

More DWP seeks IT to support new disability benefit from the Guardian.

Rather premature since PIP is still a proposal, and hasn'‚Äčt yet been approved by Parliament.

So much for consultation :huh:

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