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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.

PIP – an independent review

Issue 258 (June 2017)
Ed Pybus considers a review of assessments and decision making in personal independence payment (PIP).

Personal independence payment: ‘as you were’

Issue 257 (April 2017)
Ros White considers the provisions of recent regulations which reverse the effect of two Upper Tribunal decisions on the personal independence payment (PIP) assessment criteria.

CPAG in Scotland's full response to the Scottish Government's consultation on social security in Scotland

31 October 2016

PIP: aids, appliances and caselaw

Issue 254 (October 2016)
Gwyneth King reviews some caselaw on the relevance of aids and appliances in the assessment for entitlement to personal independence payment (PIP).

Early Warning System - report on emerging themes

24 October 2016