However, assessment rules for PIP are set to change going forward according to the Government’s newly released National Disability Strategy.
Within this strategy, the following was detailed: “DWP is also exploring options to reduce the frequency of repeat Work Capability Assessments (WCA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments, to avoid assessments where a change of award is unlikely.”
Thérèse Coffey, the Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions, commented on the need for reform: “The result of an unprecedented endeavour across Government, this national strategy will help level up opportunity and improve the everyday experience of disabled people, whether that is at home; travelling on public transport; using the local high street or going online; enjoying culture, the arts or the great outdoors; and exercising civic roles like jury service and voting.
“It sets out the practical actions we will take now, alongside clear accountability for delivering them, as well as renewing our ambition to do even more as we build back fairer.”
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