At 9.30am on Wednesday 11th December, the Minister for Disabled People, Mike Penning MP will be attending an enquiry by the Work and Pensions Committee about the implementation of Personal Independence Payment.{jcomments on}

He will be accompanied by the Chief Medical Adviser, Dr Bill Gunnyeon and Jason Feeney, Benefits Director

  • The meeting will cover progress with the introduction of Personal Independence Payment for new claimants and the timetable for “natural reassessment” of existing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants, which began in some areas of the country in October 2013.
  • Wider issues relating to contractors’ capacity to deliver all Medical Services Contract assessments and reassessments to the proposed timescales, including Work Capability Assessments, will also be discussed.

To watch online go to the Parliament website:

Inquiry: Personal Independence Payment implementation
Work and Pensions Committee


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