As part of Boris Johnson’s new “National Disability Strategy,” PIP assessments will be reduced.
PIP ASSESSMENTS are poised to become less frequent in the future, thanks to plans revealed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the wider government as part of the National Disability Strategy. This new approach intends to make it easier for millions of disabled people to find accommodation, improve their work prospects, and commute.
PIP rules, as well as possibly other state benefits like Universal Credit, are about to be thrown into disarray after the government unveiled outlines of a new National Disability Strategy. Boris Johnson and Thérèse Coffey, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, both expressed their delight at the developments.
The National Disability Strategy, according to the government, will allow:
According to the government, the strategy outlines 100 immediate promises backed by £1.6 billion in finance, as well as a “ambitious” reform agenda for the future.
“Just as our talented paralympians prepare to compete in Tokyo next month, we are harnessing that same drive and passion here at home to build a better and fairer life for all handicapped people in the UK,” Mr Johnson said.
“Our new National Disability Strategy is a well-thought-out plan – from providing the best possible start in school to ensuring equal career opportunities for handicapped people, this strategy puts us on the right track to improving their daily lives.”
“The result of an unprecedented effort across Government, this national strategy will help level the playing field and improve the everyday experience of disabled people, whether at home, on public transportation, on the high street, or online; enjoying culture, the arts, or the great outdoors; or participating in civic roles such as jury service and voting,” Ms Coffey added.
“It lays out the concrete steps we’ll take right now, coupled with clear accountability for implementing them, and it renews our commitment to do even more as we rebuild a more equitable society.”
The DWP outlined potential adjustments for PIP claimants in the formal strategy given to Parliament.
“DWP is also considering methods to minimize the frequency of repeat Work Capability Assessments (WCA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments, in order to prevent assessments when a change of award is unlikely,” according to the study.
PIP can be claimed by persons who have had difficulty with daily living or getting around (or both) for three months and expect these difficulties to remain for at least nine months due to a physical or mental health condition.
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