Policy paper

Personal Independence Payment – second draft assessment criteria

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Second draft of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment criteria reflecting feedback received in response to the initial draft.

Documents

Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Assessment) second draft regulations

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RTF version: Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Assessment) second draft regulations

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Large print: Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Assessment) second draft regulations

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Explanatory note of the second draft of assessment criteria

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RTF version: explanatory note of the second draft of assessment criteria

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Large print: explanatory note of the second draft of assessment criteria

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Easy read: explanatory note of the second draft of assessment criteria

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We have also published:

The second draft of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment criteria reflected much of the feedback we received in response to our initial draft and we believe that it enables a fairer, more accurate assessment of an individual’s ability to participate.

We then ran a formal consultation which began in January 2012 asking for views on the second draft of the criteria, our initial proposals on weightings and thresholds and the latest draft of the regulations.

Assessment thresholds consultation (closed)

Our 15 week formal consultation on the Personal Independence Payment assessment thresholds ran from 16 January 2012 to 30 April 2012 to seek further views from disabled people and their organisations on the latest drafts of the assessment criteria, regulations and our proposals for weightings and thresholds.

The consultation has closed and we published our formal response on 13 December 2012.

The final regulations are subject to Parliamentary scrutiny through the ‘affirmative procedure’, which means they must be approved by both the House of Commons and the House of Lords to become law.