Personal Independence Payment

We are pleased to present our new report which we have published today: Personal Independence Payment and the reassessment of Disability Living Allowance claimants.

The report appraises the introduction of PIP for people already receiving DLA.  It draws attention to some serious concerns, including about the impact of this change on some older people, the difficulties people with mental health problems and Deaf people have with this transition, the quality of DWP decision making and the overall consequences of reduced or nil awards.

We make a number of recommendations for changes that would, we believe, go some way towards mitigating these consequences.