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Personal Independence Payment

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 120840, tabled on 25 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who were in receipt of disability living allowance have not migrated to personal independence payments (PIP); and whether his Department has been in contact with people who have not migrated to PIP.

Answered on

30 November 2020

There were 274,970 claimants with entitlement to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) as of the end of May 2020 who were aged 16-64 on 8th April 2013, the day Personal Independence Payment (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.

DLA claimants have been informed of the roll-out of PIP, including who is in scope to be invited, through their annual uprating letters and information published on GOV.UK.


Source: DLA Computer System

  • From 8th April 2013, DLA for people of working age was replaced by PIP for new claims. PIP is also gradually replacing existing DLA claims for people who were aged between 16 and 64 on 8 April 2013, or reach age 16 after that date.
  • This data includes all claimants with a DLA claim with entitlement who were aged 16-64 on 8th April 2013, this means that they were born between 9th April 1948 and 8th April 1997 inclusive.
  • It is assumed that all DLA claimants aged 16-64 on 8th April 2013 will be eligible for a reassessment to PIP in the future.
  • The statistics here include those who have had their payment suspended, for example if they are in hospital.
  • Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
  • Great Britain only
  • This is unpublished data. It should be used with caution and it may be subject to future revision.
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