Detail of outcome
The government’s response to the consultation summarises the main points made by respondents. These include:
- how to identify those whose ability is most limited
- how to ensure that, when assessing an individual, consideration is given to their ability to complete tests safely, to an acceptable standard, repeatedly and within a reasonable time period (the ‘reliability criteria’)
- introducing financial support for people who can no longer access the Motability scheme following reassessment for PIP
We will continue to review and improve PIP and are commissioning 2 independent reviews. These will include a consideration of how the PIP mobility criteria are working in practice and what impact they are having.
Detail of feedback received
We have published responses to this consultation from organisations. We have combined the responses in 2 ‘zip’ files (organisations beginning with A to J and organisations beginning with L to Y).
We are also publishing responses from individuals. Some of these responses contain sensitive personal information about medical or disabling conditions. To protect individuals’ privacy, we are editing the responses to remove personal details and any sensitive personal information. This is a time consuming process and we are publishing the edited responses from individuals in stages. We have combined the first 700 responses into ‘zip’ files with 50 responses in each.
The views expressed in these responses are those of the organisations and individuals who sent them, they are not necessarily the views of DWP.
The responses are in various formats and may not meet DWP’s standards for accessibility.
This consultation ran from to
Consultation on the PIP assessment 'moving around' activity.
From April 2013 Disability Living Allowance (DLA) began to be replaced for new claimants with a new benefit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Like DLA, PIP is intended to provide a contribution to the extra costs faced by people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. Whether individuals receive the benefit, and how much they receive, will be determined by an assessment of their needs. The PIP assessment has been designed to ensure that support is targeted at those individuals who face the greatest barriers to independent living.
The criteria used in the assessment were developed in liaison with a group of independent experts in health, disability and social care and with extensive engagement with disabled people and their organisations. We have already carried out 2 consultations on the first two drafts of the assessment criteria, in 2011 and 2012.
We received feedback from some disabled people and their organisations saying that they were unhappy with the changes that have been made to the assessment criteria for the ‘moving around’ activity as a result of a previous consultation and wanted a further opportunity to have their views considered. We therefore decided to carry out an additional consultation, seeking further views on the ‘moving around’ activity.
This consultation is available in a number of alternative formats, including audio (.mp3), British Sign Language video, easy read and large print PDF download. A rich text format file is also available which you can use with the word processing software on your computer.
British Sign Language video (BSL)
This consultation can be viewed as a BSL video.
- Consultation BSL video (YouTube)
This consultation is available in audio format (.mp3), split into 8 sections: