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Personal Independence Payment

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 62667, tabled on 13 October 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to publish further details on the procedure that will be used for Personal Independence Payment light touch reviews.

Answered on

19 October 2022

Personal Independence Payment is based on regular reviews to ensure individuals receive the right award reflecting any changes in their condition.

The principle of a 10 year light touch review for ongoing awards was introduced in 2013. The first claims of 10 year duration are now coming due for review. We are currently reviewing the design of the light touch review process following helpful insight provided to us by stakeholders, including by Parkinson’s UK and other organisations representing people with long-term conditions. Our aim is to have the minimum necessary contact with the claimant to check whether anything has changed, adjust the award if needed, and ensure we hold up to date information.

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