What are the timescales for Personal Independence (PIP) reassessments?
PIP was introduced in Great Britain in April 2013. Since then, the DWP have gradually been contacting affected DLA recipients informing them that their DLA is due to end and explaining how they can apply for PIP.
PIP was introduced in Northern Ireland on 20 June 2016 for new claimants, existing DLA recipients whose fixed term award of DLA is due to end and anyone who reports a change in their needs. Since December 2016 the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland have also started to contact DLA recipients with an ‘indefinite’ or ‘lifetime’ award.
The process is expected to be complete by 2019.
You don’t need to do anything else until the DWP (or Department for Communities in Northern Ireland) writes to you, however, once they have contacted you, make sure you respond within their given timescales.
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