While the proposed replacement for Disability Living Allowance - Personal Independence Payment (PIP) - is still being refined for a rollout in 2013, you could be forgiven for wondering what is going on with the assessment process and how it may affect you. As previously reported, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is currently undertaking a third consultation on the assessment criteria to be used for PIP.
As part of that exercise, and as noted in the above article, the DWP has produced a Frequently Asked Questions list that sets out is response to a number of issues, together with a mythbusting section that seeks to dispel some of the concerns expressed to date in the media. The FAQ list can be found here.
As a balance, Disability Rights UK has also produced a fact sheet that sets out its current understanding of the DLA/PIP arrangements. It holds the view that the main thrust of the PIP proposal is to save money and it notes that the assessment tests are more strict than those in DLA. The fact sheet can be found here.