An important new Upper Tribunal judgment has clarified the legal framework for deciding whether a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) award should be an indefinite award or for a fixed term.
The judgment can be used by those disabled people who feel that they should be made an indefinite award of PIP as their daily living and/or mobility problems are unlikely to diminish.
It can also be used by those disabled people who feel that they should have been made a longer fixed term PIP award again because their daily living and/or mobility problems are likely be more long standing.
In UK/5459/2014, Upper Tribunal Judge Mitchell holds that the Welfare Reform Act 2012 provides a qualified requirement that PIP awards are to be for a fixed term.
The statutory qualification to the requirement for fixed term awards is that a fixed term award…
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