PIP PENSIONERS WILL STILL BE REVIEWED
In a written statement last week, a kindly Amber Rudd announced that the DWP would be ““no
longer undertaking regular reviews of Personal Independence Payment
(PIP) awards for claimants at or above State Pension age unless they
tell us their needs have changed.”
DWP, however, rather undermined this gesture in its own press release
on the subject, by explaining that rather than no reviews, PIP
pensioners will have a “light touch review every 10 years.”
What’s more, this isn’t news at all.
Ten yearly light touch reviews were announced last summer, long before Rudd was in the job.
DWP guidance that has been in place since last
August, telling DWP decision makers that most claimants of state
pension age should only have these reviews.
So, not entirely true and definitely not new.
Thanks for the information.but cans get my head round that statement.do you still go for assessment every three years or have a light touch one every ten years
Hi @CockneyRebel Can you point me in the right direction on the light touch regime.
Also, if applicable, use it to spell out that you want an ongoing
award and explain why e.g. your condition is degenerative, you’ve done
all the adapting you’re going to do etc. If you don’t specifically ask
for an ongoing award you will almost always get a short one.
The light touch review is already in place for any claimant irrespective of ag
When your award is up for review you should make your case for an ongoing award.
Some had DLA. When they went through pension age, they were told they would be left on that, if it was a lifelong assessment. When the Pip came, they were told it didn't apply to them.Has anything changed for that group of pensioners?