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Personal Independence Payment: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 134179, tabled on 6 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether personal independent payment benefit award periods decided by her Department will be extended by six months in response to delays to reassessments as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

11 January 2021

The Department has been automatically extending awards of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for decisions which have an award review scheduled, including decisions made following a First Tier Tribunal hearing. This action has been taken in order to provide continuity of payments for claimants whose award review is delayed as a result of Covid-19.

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