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  1. The suck eggs page What is PIP? A disability benefit What does it replace? Disability Living Allowance

  2. X Doesn’t apply to Children under the age of 16 Claimants over 65

  3. Timetable for change • 8 April 2013 • New claims for PIP to be introduced from this date in most of Northern England. No new working age claims for DLA in this area. • 10 June 2013 • Subject to evaluation of the new claim processes, it is intended that PIP will be introduced for new claims throughout the UK. • 7 October 2013 • The transfer of existing working age DLA claimants begins for three groups: • those whose existing DLA award ends; • claimants who report a change in their circumstances; or • those who reach the age of 16. • DLA claimants can also voluntarily claim PIP from this date, if they are under 65 on 8th April 2013 • October 2015 Transfer of claimants with indefinite or longer term awards to PIP begins. • October 2017 All working age DLA claimants should have been contacted and invited to claim PIP by this month.

  4. Similarities with DLA Paid as a contribution to the extra costs arising due to disability Non means tested, non-contributory, not taxable Claimed by people in or out of work Daily living (care) component and mobility component Passporting to e.g. Blue Badge and Carer’s Allowance Special rules still apply for people who are terminally ill Differences from DLA Claims in two parts. Initial contact on the phone then form sent out. Different qualifying times (3 month pre claim 9 month post claim) Only two levels for daily living as opposed to three for DLA care In most cases the assessment will involve a face to face consultation “A fair, more objective and transparent assessment of individuals by a health professional will be introduced for PIP”

  5. Required period conditions months pre condition months post condition

  6. No required period for those on special rules

  7. Daily Living Mobility

  8. Daily Living Descriptors

  9. Mobility Descriptors

  10. Standard rate points Enhanced rate points

  11. Reliability • To reliably complete an activity the claimant must be able to do so: • Safely- in a fashion that is unlikely to cause harm to themselves or to another person • To an acceptable standard- given the nature of the activity • Repeatedly- as often as is reasonably required • In a timely manner- in a reasonably time period

  12. For a descriptor to score it needs to apply for more than 50% of the days in the 12 month qualifying period

  13. Adding together descriptors in an activity to make 50% • Example • Percy satisfies for Activity 6 dressing and undressing • Descriptor A 10% of the time • Descriptor B 30% of the time • Descriptor D 15% of the time • The points scored on Descriptor B would apply

  14. How does the claim process work?

  15. Stage 1 Thinking about claiming Information should be available from a range of sources and organisations Existing DLA claimants will be contacted individually and asked if they want to claim PIP

  16. Stage 2 Making a claim Claimants phone DWP to claim (online claims planned from Spring 2014) This involves an identity check and some basic questions DWP will send claimants a form where they can explain how their disability affects them

  17. Stage 3 Telling the story Claimant completes “How your disability affects you” form to explain how their condition affects their daily life, both on good and bad days and over a range of activities Supporting evidence can be sent with this form

  18. Stage 4 Assessment Claim details, form and supporting evidence are passed to the health professional Most people will have a face to face consultation The health professional reviews the claim against the descriptors to “assess the challenges faced by the individual”

  19. Stage 5 Decision DWP Case Manager makes decision using all available evidence Will decide on any entitlement and the length and level of the award

  20. Is there a right of appeal? There will be a right of appeal to a First tier Tribunal There will probably need to be a revision first before the claimant can appeal BUT