So far, readers, I am lucky. My postcode is not on this list. However, I do have an indefinite award of DLA, so this will affect me personally at some stage.
Put simply, I am very scared. With many thanks to Benefits And Work for the warning.
The DWP has today issued an updated timetable bringing forward the date when claimants with an ‘indefinite’ or ‘lifetime’ award of disability living allowance (DLA) will have to claim personal independence payment (PIP). Claimants will now start being assessed for PIP from 13 July 2015, instead of from October.
The decision is a deliberate snub to campaigners and to the courts after delays in processing PIP claims were found to be unlawful just last month.
Although the DWP argued at the time that they had greatly improved the speed with which claims were being dealt with, there are still many thousands of PIP…
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