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TOPIC: PIP information - Updated 11/02/2016

Personal Independence Payment Updated 22/01/2013 3 years 10 months ago #97832

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Please see the latest DWP guidance document for providers carrying out assessments for Personal Independence Payment :

PIP Assessment Guide. (Updated 22/01/13)

Source : www.dwp.gov.uk/whats-new/


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Personal Independence Payment Updated 25/01/2013 3 years 10 months ago #97940

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It has been announced today 25/01/13, that claimants who are awarded the requisite 8 points that would entitle them to the The Standard Rate award of PIP for the Moving Around, Mobility Activities, will automatically be entitled to a Blue Badge. ( This obviously applies to Enhanced Rate recipients, also)

Blue Badge Scheme announcement 25/01/13

Further information : HERE Added by Jim Allison 26/01/2013

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Personal Independence Payment Updated 25/01/2013 3 years 10 months ago #97994

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This is the video of Esther McVey being interviewed by the Commons Select Committee on Work & Pensions on PIP in the last few days.

Please note, this video lasts over 2 hours, but answers many questions not revealed elsewhere.

It was placed on Youtube by a person(s) unknown and the sound quality is very quiet, so you will need to use earphones or amplified speakers to hear it properly.

It can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWrrfntdH7Y

It can also be viewed at www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=12343

The volume is about the same at either link.

Witnessess interviewed by Select Committee

Esther McVey MP, Minister for Disabled People, Simon Dawson, Personal Independence Payment Policy, Design, Test and Assurance Programme Manager, Dr Bill Gunnyeon, Director for Health and Wellbeing, Chief Medical Adviser and Chief Scientist, Department for Work and Pensions but regrettably not Ian Duncan Smith, Minister for Work & Pensions who was responsible for deciding to abolish DLA and replace it with PIP.

Well worth watching.
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Personal Independence Payment Updated 26/01/2013 3 years 10 months ago #98326

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The government has decided that if you score 8 points or more on the Mobility Component of PIP then you will automatically qualify for a Blue Badge.

See Part 1.4 of the Executive Summary. Here

Also a 50% discount will also apply to those buying a tax disc who are awarded the Standard Rate of PIP Mobility and exemption if awarded the Enhanced Rate.

See Here

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Personal Independence Payment Updated 01/02/2013 3 years 10 months ago #98458

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The PIP Regulations are being amended to take into account whether a person can carry out an activity safely, reliably, repeatedly and in a reasonable time period.

As seen here : The Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

Source (Update 31/01/13 PIP) : www.dwp.gov.uk/whats-new/

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Personal Independence Payment Updated 04/02/2013 3 years 10 months ago #98570

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