Second draft of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment criteria reflecting feedback received in response to the initial draft.
We have also published:
- audio versions of the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Assessment) second draft regulations
- British Sign Language film of the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Assessment) second draft regulations
- audio versions of the explanatory note of the second draft of assessment criteria
- British Sign Language film of the explanatory note of the second draft of assessment criteria
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.