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Personal Independence Payment roll out continues

  • 23/06/2015
  • Author:bridgetmccall

From 22 June, Personal Independence Payment will be replacing Disability Living Allowance for some existing claimants in more postcodes in Southern England.

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From 22 June, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will be extended to some existing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants in London and other parts of Southern England, who have the following postcodes:

Greater London: BR, CR, E, EC, SE, IG, SW, WC
South East England: BN, CT, GU, HP, LU, ME, OX, RG, RH, SG
South West England: BA, BH, DT.

How it works

Since 28 October 2013, assessment for Personal Independence Payment has been carried out in a gradually increasing number of areas but only for some existing Disability Living Allowanceclaimants.

  • You will have to claim Personal Independence Payment if you live in a reassessment area and:you have a fixed-term award of Disability Living Allowance which is due to expire, or
  • You notify the Disability and Carers Service that there has been a change in your care or mobility needs, or
  • You turn 16.

If you have an indefinite Disability Living Allowance award

If you have an indefinite award of Disability Living Allowance and there is no change in your circumstances you will not be contacted before October 2015.

More information

See GOV.UK's Personal Independence Payment postcode map for details of the reassessment areas so far or GOV.UK's Personal Independence Payment checker to see when you could be affected.

Our Personal Independence Payment guide tells you more about this new disability benefit.

If you are worried about how Personal Independence Payment will affect your Disability Living Allowance award please seek advice from a benefits adviser. You can use our Find an Adviser tool to find a local one.

Source: Contact a Family press release: Personal Independence Payment rolled out to south east England

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Date of publication: 23 June 2015

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