Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment: second independent review
The second independent review of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment process.
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On 6 July 2016 the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions appointed Paul Gray CB to lead the second independent review of PIP. Paul led the first review and the Secretary of State welcomes the opportunity for Paul to continue to build on that work.
The review will consider how effectively further evidence is being used to assist the correct claim decision and the speed and effectiveness of information-gathering as well as building on recommendations from the first review.
We published the terms of reference for the second review on this page on 6 July 2016.
We’ll lay the second review before Parliament by April 2017.
Call for evidence
We published a call for evidence on 11 July, seeking evidence from individuals and organisations to inform the review. This will close on 16 September 2016.
The department will also conduct a quantitative and qualitative evaluation programme of PIP to examine the claimant experience. We’ll publish initial findings by early 2017 and a further evaluation to be published at a later date.
As part of our continuous improvement work, the government will consider what further evaluation of PIP would be beneficial, taking into account any recommendations from the second review.
Section 89 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 commits the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to publish 2 independent reports on the operation of PIP assessments.
We published the first PIP independent review in December 2014.
More about PIP
Read about who is entitled to PIP and how to claim it – www.gov.uk/pip