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November 16
Updated criteria released for Personal Independence Payment tests

This week the Department of Work and Pensions released the second draft of its proposals for the assessment of the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

PIP will replace Disability Living Allowance from 2013.  Everyone who needs PIP will have to undergo a medical test to decide if they are eligible.  After the first draft of the rules for the test were released earlier this year, ENABLE Scotland called on the UK Government to reconsider its plans.

The new document includes changes such as the introduction of "supervision" where it is needed to carry out an activity safely, and a new 'engaging socially' activity.  Click here to view the DWP's guide to the new criteria.

What do you think?  Is the Government heading in the right direction?  Should there be a greater focus on the social model of disability?  Let us know by contacting Andrew Strong, Policy Co-ordinator at: andrew.strong@enable.org.uk

  
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