Leicestershire DLA claimants to switch to PIP

On 13 July 2015 the Government started to implement the remaining stage of Personal Independence Payment in a controlled way and on a small scale to some Disability Living Allowance claimants. The LE postcode is included in this.


The Department for Work and Pensions will invite Disability Living Allowance claimants, chosen at random by their computer system, to claim Personal Independence Payment if they have a long-term or indefinite award of Disability Living Allowance. They do not need to do anything at this stage.


Sir Edward Garnier, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston said: “The Government wants to make sure that we get the Personal Independence Payment right so are continuing to take a gradual approach to its implementation.”


More information about Personal Independence Payment can be found at https://www.gov.uk/pip, which includes an interactive tool that allows claimants to identify if and when they will be affected by Personal Independence Payment.


Support organisations representing claimants can also find further information about Personal Independence Payment in the "Toolkit" for support organisations and advisors. This includes fact sheets about Personal Independence Payment with copies of the leaflets, forms and letters that disabled people will receive throughout the Personal Independence Payment claims process. The Toolkit is on the advisor pages of the DWP web site at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-personal-independence-payment-toolkit-for-partners/the-personal-independence-payment-pip-toolkit.