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DLA to PIP

wilko
wilko Member Posts: 2,447 Disability Gamechanger
edited December 2020 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Just seen an update, there are 274970 claimants waiting to start the migration process from DLA to PIP. This going to be a long transition period for many. Also the DWP are extending current PIP awards from 12 to 18 months and reviews and change of circumstances are being held back so that assessments of new claimants can be held and if approved money put  into their accounts.

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,131 Disability Gamechanger
    Is that274970 people aged between 16-65?
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,349 Disability Gamechanger
    Although they are extending awards this doesn't mean you won't still receive your review form at anytime. People on here have had awards extended but received their review form within weeks of getting their award extended.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,042 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for sharing does anyone know where they are with reviews for LCWRA at present  
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,349 Disability Gamechanger
    janer1967 said:
    Thanks for sharing does anyone know where they are with reviews for LCWRA at present  

    The work capability assessment is totally different and for this you can be reviewed anytime from 3 months. In the meantime, it's an ongoing award until a decision's been made on your next review. Backlogs are huge for this at the moment.
  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,447 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine, the item didn’t say but I expect it’s the figures you posted, as for reviews being sent out shortly after awards have been extended it could be an automatic notification by the DWP IT system. The lady I spoke with today assured me all new claimants where being assessed first so they have money going into their account if PIP is awarded, reviews and change of circumstances will be attended to afterwards. There are I believe a lot of new claims being made be people who think they may or should be awarded PIP. ESA is running as usual.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,349 Disability Gamechanger
    ESA isn't running as usual. There's backlogs for the work capability assessment. People are waiting for face to face assessments to start back up again because they can't get enough of information through a telephone assessment alone. I don't call this "running as usual"

    @wilko may i ask who told you this?
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    As far as PIP goes, I also know of some who've received a PIP review form, then a couple of days later have received a letter from the DWP extending their claim! So yes, as Poppy says, still expect to receive a review form at any time, despite any 'given' extension.
    @wilko - if you have a link to the info on the number of claimants waiting to migrate from DLA to PIP that would be helpful.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,131 Disability Gamechanger
    @wilko PIP is done on a regional basis NOT national, and some areas as ever are busier than others as above a link would be helpful otherwise its just opinion not fact in this case.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,838 Connected

    DWP confirms that more than a quarter of a million DLA claimants are still to be reassessed for PIP 

    Minister also tells parliament that, while some activity on PIP reassessments was resumed in July 2020, new claims and changes of circumstances cases 'remain our priority' 

    Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson has confirmed that more than a quarter of a million disability living allowance (DLA) claimants are still to be reassessed for personal independence payment (PIP).

    Responding yesterday to a written question in parliament on the number of people in receipt of DLA who have not migrated to PIP, Mr Tomlinson said  -

    'There were 274,970 claimants with entitlement to DLA as of the end of May 2020 who were aged 16-64 on 8 April 2013, the day PIP was introduced, who remain in scope to be invited to claim PIP. Children in receipt of DLA will continue to be invited to claim PIP on reaching age 16.

    In July 2020, we started to resume some activity on reviews and reassessments where it was possible to do so safely and without compromising the delivery of new claims and change of circumstance cases, which remain our priority.'

    Mr Tomlinson's written answer is available from parliament.uk

    Article from Rightsnet if it helps confirm the reality of this.

    I’m not sure it’s news so much as confirmation of what we all knew anyway. There have been several pauses of the reassessment process in the last seven years so no surprise there are many outstanding. There are also several large administrative exercises following on from test cases which also delay abd complicate. 


    What’s interesting from my perspective,,although you’d not know it from looking at this forum, is that many many people come out of the conversion better off than under DLA so, unless you initiate your own move, many people will sit on DLA for a good few years fearful of a move which, done properly, will likely make them better off. 

  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,447 Disability Gamechanger
    @ Poppy123456, hello the champion, I read the information about DLA to PIP from the same source as a previous poster, as for ESA I was trying to find out an approximate date for my phone assessment and was taking with an assessment company who informed me that they didn’t do PIP assessments only ESA and universal credit which where continuing as per usual, I was then talking with the DWP who then informed me PIP cases where being extended and reviews and change in circumstances would have their reviews or phone assessments when the new PIP claimants have been cleared as I was already in receipt of PIP priority was being given to those new claimants so they can be awarded if approved and have the money in their accounts.

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