Light touch information
PIP PENSIONERS LIGHT TOUCH REVIEW
Existing PIP claimants who are over pension age will now be covered by the light touch review system, meaning that they will only be assessed every ten years.
Back in May we revealed that new PIP claimants whose review would have been scheduled after they had reached State Pension age, would instead receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at 10 years.
At the time, Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson said:
“This step means new claimants to PIP who reach State Pension age before their review is due won’t have one unless they tell us their needs have changed, and the next step is to bring this in for all pensioners.”
The DWP has now announced that the 10 year light touch review has been extended to existing PIP claimants above State Pension age.
The department claims that 290,000 claimants will benefit from this latest move.