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PIP guidance round-up

Issue 266 (October 2018)
Ed Pybus summarises recent official guidance concerning personal independence payment (PIP) in the light of recent caselaw and DWP announcements about PIP reviews for severe health conditions.

Personal independence payment

This factsheet explains the benefit that replaced disability living allowance (DLA) for new working age claimants from 2013.

Personal independence payment assessment

This factsheet sets out the descriptors, points and definitions for the PIP assessment.

Tribunals and PIP transfer errors

Issue 265 (August 2018)
Ed Pybus looks at recent caselaw on how tribunals should treat disability living allowance (DLA) evidence on transfer to personal independence allowance (PIP).

PIP and psychological distress

Issue 263 (April 2018)
The DWP is reviewing personal independence payment (PIP) decisions, following a High Court decision that found changes to mobility descriptors in March 2017 unlawfully discriminated against claimants with mental health problems.

‘Safely’ in personal independence payment

Issue 262 (February 2018)
Activities in the personal independence payment (PIP) test must be capable of being carried out ‘safely’. That word is defined in regulations, but has been the subject of an important decision of the Upper Tribunal and, most recently, updated official guidance. Ed Pybus explains.

PIP and ‘social support’

Issue 260 (October 2017)
Simon Osborne reviews recent caselaw about personal independence payment (PIP) and ‘social support’ when engaging with other people.

PIP – changing an ongoing award

Issue 258 (June 2017)
When can the DWP change an ongoing award of personal independence payment (PIP), including where the award was made by a tribunal? Ed Pybus looks at the rules and some recent caselaw.