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New Almost-Pensioner PIP Claimants To Get 10 Year Awards

May 30, 2019

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

The DWP has announced that from 31 May, new PIP claimants whose review would have been scheduled after they had reached State Pension age will instead receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at 10 years.

Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson said:

“We are determined to improve our support for disabled people, and stopping needless PIP reviews for pensioners is the right thing to do.

“This step means new claimants to PIP who reach State Pension age before their review is due won’t have one unless they tell us their needs have changed, and the next step is to bring this in for all pensioners.”

The DWP also announced that the 10 year light touch review will be extended to existing PIP claimants above State Pension age in the coming months

The switch to light touch reviews for claimants of pensionable age was announced back in March of this year but no timetable for its full introduction was given at that time.

You can read the full DWP press release here.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Tommaz permalink
    May 30, 2019 1:00 am

    Shame that it was not automatically the case years ago. I was reassess for ESA four months before state retirement age and PIP twelve months after state pension age. Both a totally pointless exercise driven by greedy outsourcing contractors leacing of the public purse.

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