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We published the government response to this consultation on 11 March 2016.
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Stephen Crabb made a statement on 21 March 2016 that the government would not be going ahead with the changes to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) outlined in the government response to this consultation published on 11 March 2016 (above).
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This consultation seeks views on changing the way that aids and appliances are taken into account when determining entitlement to the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
If we do make changes, we need your views on 5 broad options for reforming how aids and appliances are taken into consideration. These include the practical, operational and financial suitability, feasibility and acceptability of each option.
You do not need to limit your response to these 5 options and we welcome additional suggestions. The options are not mutually exclusive and could be combined.
Who this consultation is aimed at
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is keen to hear views from all interested parties, especially disabled people and disability organisations.
This consultation applies to England, Wales and Scotland because social security is devolved in Northern Ireland. However, we welcome comments from individuals and organisations in Northern Ireland, which will then be shared with the Department for Social Development.
DWP will be holding 5 consultation stakeholder events during January 2016, in:
- London – 11 January 2016
- Cardiff – 15 January 2016
- Birmingham – 18 January 2016
- Leeds – 22 January 2016
- Edinburgh – 25 January 2016
If you would like to attend one of the events please register by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please tell us:
- your name
- which event you wish to attend
- any accessibility needs you may have
- if you will be accompanied by anyone, this could be your carer or appointee
Please be aware places at the events are limited – we will provide venue addresses once we receive your email request to attend.
Audio version of the consultation
British Sign Language (BSL) version
Braille copies can be ordered from the address below.