Government s response to the consultation on Disability Living Allowance reform

The Personal Independence Payment will not be extended to new or existing claims for children from 2013/14. And the proposal to withdraw the DLA mobility component from people in residential care will not now be implemented.

Government s response to the consultation on Disability Living Allowance reform

Author: Great Britain: Department for Work and Pensions

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780101805124

Page: 59

View: 989

On 6 December 2010, the Government published Disability Living Allowance reform (Cm 7984, ISBN 9780101798426) which set out its reform proposals and sought people's views. This document outlines the responses received, from both individuals and organisations, and provides further information regarding the replacement of DLA and the introduction of Personal Independence Payment for people of working age (16-64) from 2013/14. The Government will ensure that the new Personal Independence Payment remains a non-mean-tested and non-taxable cash benefit which people can spend in a way that best suits them. The aim, through the introduction of Personal Independence Payment, is to make the benefit fairer, more straightforward to administer, and for it to be easier and clearer to understand. There will be two components of Personal Independence Payment; a daily living component and a mobility component, each with a standard and enhanced rate. The Government is developing the assessment for Personal Independence Payment in collaboration with a group of independent specialists and will consider an individual's ability to carry out key everyday activities. The greatest priority in awarding the benefit will be that it goes to those individuals who are least able to carry them out. The application and administration process will be made as straightforward as possible. The Personal Independence Payment will not be extended to new or existing claims for children from 2013/14. And the proposal to withdraw the DLA mobility component from people in residential care will not now be implemented.

The Personal Independence Payment Transitional Provisions Amendment Scotland Regulations 2020

Enabling power: Welfare Reform Act 2012, ss. 93, 94, sch. 10.

The Personal Independence Payment  Transitional Provisions  Amendment  Scotland  Regulations 2020

Author: SCOTLAND.

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780111045893

Page: 8

View: 675

Enabling power: Welfare Reform Act 2012, ss. 93, 94, sch. 10. Issued: 23.07.2020. Made: 17.07.2020 @9.30 am. Laid before the Scottish Parliament: 17.07.2020 @2.30 pm. Coming into force: 01.09.2020. Effect: S.I. 2013/387 amended. Territorial extent & classification: S. General

HC 280 Personal Independence Payment

Personal Independence Payment is a new non-means tested benefit aimed at
helping claimants with the extra costs of living with a disability. The Department
expects that around 3.6 million individuals will claim Personal Independence ...

HC 280   Personal Independence Payment

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 021507310X

Page: 16

View: 502

In April 2013, the Department for Work and Pensions introduced Personal Independence Payment, a new benefit to replace Disability Living Allowance, to support disabled people with the extra costs of living so that they can live independently and in some cases work. The Department administers and awards claims for Personal Independence Payment but it pays private sector contactors to assess claimants' needs. Atos Healthcare (Atos) and Capita Health and Wellbeing (Capita) conduct face-to-face consultations, or paper-based assessments, against criteria set by the Department. The Department started taking new claims for parts of the north of England from April 2013, and nationally from June 2013. However, only 360 decisions had been made by the time the scheme was implemented nationally. The Department began to reassess the 1.7 million Disability Living Allowance claimants from October 2013, but then postponed this for most claimants when it realised that claimants already faced long delays, and that significant backlogs had developed. Critical assumptions about the process were not fully tested and proved to be incorrect: interviews took longer than expected. The Department must speed up all stages of the process to ensure benefit decisions are made on a timely basis and tackle the backlog of cases that has arisen. The Department should ensure that it, and its contractors, provide an acceptable level of service to claimants by minimising delays and travel times, making home visits when arranged, improving administrative processes, and providing better information to claimants.

Welfare Reform Act 2012

Schedule 9 – Personal independence payment : amendments 30 31 In section
184 ( control of pneumoconiosis ) , in paragraph ( c ) , for “ benefit as defined in
section 122 of the Contributions and Benefits Act ” there is substituted “ personal
 ...

Welfare Reform Act 2012

Author: Great Britain

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780105430117

Page: 185

View: 991

Royal assent, 8 March 2012. An Act to make provision for universal credit and personal independence payment; to make other provision about social security and tax credits; to make provision about the functions of the registration service, child support maintenance and the use of jobcentres; to establish the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission and otherwise amend the Child Poverty Act 2010. Explanatory notes have been produced to assist in the understanding of this Act and will be available separately

Broken benefits

... appeal and be paid ESA at that point.' Freud, D. (2013) Universal Credit,
Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker's Allowance and Employment and
Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2013: Motion to
approve, ...

Broken benefits

Author: Royston, Sam

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447333284

Page: 400

View: 881

Britain is going through the most radical upheaval of the benefits system since its foundations were laid at the end of the 1940s. In Broken Benefits, Sam Royston argues that social security isn’t working, and without a change in direction, it will be even less fair in the future. Drawing on original research and high-profile debates, this much-needed book provides an introductory guide to social security, correcting misunderstandings and exposing poorly understood problems. It reveals how some workers pay to take on additional hours; that those who pay national insurance contributions may get nothing in return; that some families can be paid to split apart; and that many people on the lowest incomes are seeing their retirement age rise the fastest. Broken Benefits includes real-life stories, models of household budgets, projections of benefit spending, and a free online calculator showing the impact of welfare changes on personal finances. The book presents practical ideas of how benefits should be reformed, to create a fairer, simpler and more coherent system for the future.

The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures

... Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Carer's Allowance
and Employment and Support Allowance (Department for Work and Pensions [
DWP] 2018). table 8.2 Eligibility/non-eligibility for Personal Independence
Payment ...

The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures

Author: Lister

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119245176

Page: 456

View: 717

The Royal Marsden is the world’s first hospital dedicated to cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education – a centre of excellence with an international reputation for ground-breaking research and pioneering the very latest in cancer treatments and technologies, as well as specialising in cancer diagnosis and education. This companion volume to the internationally successful The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures is designed to support practitioners who work specifically with oncology patients by providing detailed evidence-based procedures and rationale, and problem-solving guidance on all aspects of oncology nursing. The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures: Is organized and structured to represent the needs of the patient along their care pathway Provides the latest evidence underpinning all procedures Includes information on haematological procedures; pain assessment and management; wound care; oncological emergencies; and end-of-life care Gives detailed guidelines on supporting patients living with cancer with practical information on such things as benefits, exercise and nutrition. The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures is an invaluable, definitive resource for all those involved in the provision of cancer care and support to patients and their families.

Government support towards the additional living costs of working age disabled people

The Government's Welfare Reform Bill includes measures to introduce a new benefit in 2013: the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for working-age claimants, to help meet the additional living ...

Government support towards the additional living costs of working age disabled people

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Work and Pensions Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215041791

Page: 180

View: 404

The Government's Welfare Reform Bill includes measures to introduce a new benefit in 2013: the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for working-age claimants, to help meet the additional living costs of disabled people. A new eligibility assessment process will also be brought in. But this report finds that the Government should not introduce Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments nationally until it has satisfied itself, in the planned initial roll-out of the new assessment in a limited geographical area, that the assessment is empathetic and accurate. The report highlights a number of areas of concern. The current draft criteria on which the assessment will be based are still too reliant on a "medical model" of disability, and may fail to take sufficient account of the impact of social, practical and environmental factors, such as housing and access to public transport, on disabled people's ability to participate in society and the additional costs they therefore incur. The Committee believes that the Government should listen to the views of disabled people and their representative organisations and conduct a further trial before the criteria are adopted and the new assessment is introduced. Once the initial assessments for PIP have been completed in the first geographical area, the Government should look again at the value of face-to-face assessments for PIP claims where claimants' conditions are severe and unlikely to change. It is also important that DWP gets the contracting process with the private suppliers right.

Health Warning Government

A similar amendment has been proposed to the Social Security (Personal
Independence Payment) Regulations 2013, expressing concern about the impact
of replacing Disability Living Allowance with the Personal Independence
Payment ...

Health Warning  Government

Author: Mike Sivier

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1291894624

Page:

View: 509

Always irreverent, often scathing, Vox Political has been commenting on the UK political scene since late 2011. Health Warning: Government! collects the best articles of early 2013 into a handy volume, providing guidance and insight into the facts behind the rhetoric - in a way that everyone can understand.

Disability Living Allowance Reform

At the heart of Personal Independence Payment will be a new, fairer, objective
assessment of individual need. We want the new assessment to be objective and
evidence-based, to ensure that support is targeted to those individuals whose ...

Disability Living Allowance Reform

Author: Great Britain: Department for Work and Pensions

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780101798426

Page: 40

View: 683

The Government is committed to maintaining an extra-costs, non-means-tested disability benefit to support disabled people. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) has become confusing and complex and the Government proposes to introduce a new benefit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), in 2013/14 when it will begin reassessing the working age (16-64 year olds) caseload. PIP will consider the impact an individual's impairment or health condition has on their daily lives. Support will be prioritised for those who face the greatest day-to-day challenges. PIP will have two components: "Mobility" - based on ability to get around; "Daily Living" - based on ability to carry out other key activities necessary to participate in daily life. The benefit will only be available to those with a long-term health condition or impairment, and individuals will have to qualify for a period of six months and be expected to continue to qualify for a further six months before an award can be made. There will be an objective assessment of individual need, with no automatic entitlement. The assessment is being developed in collaboration with a group of independent specialists in health, social care and disability, including disabled people. The Government is considering how best to take account of use of aids and adaptations, and how they are used and paid for. Awards will be reviewed periodically, but individuals will still be responsible for reporting any changes in circumstances. The feature of DLA entitling the individual to other help and support will be retained.

Families and Poverty

Illness and disability Welfare reform also embraces disability payments and in
fact it is these – rather than Universal ... The replacement of Disability Living
Allowance with Personal Independence Payment was initially planned for April
2013.

Families and Poverty

Author: Daly, Mary

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447318862

Page: 240

View: 806

The recent radical cutbacks of the welfare state in the UK have meant that poverty and income management continue to be of great importance for intellectual, public and policy discourse. Written by leading authors in the field, the central interest of this innovative book is the role and significance of family in a context of poverty and low-income. Based on a micro-level study carried out in 2011 and 2012 with 51 families in Northern Ireland, it offers new empirical evidence and a theorisation of the relationship between family life and poverty. Different chapters explore parenting, the management of money, family support and local engagement. By revealing the ordinary and extraordinary practices involved in constructing and managing family and relationships in circumstances of low incomes, the book will appeal to a wide readership, including policy makers.

Department for Work and Pensions

... and 2014 , the assessment of new claimants of Employment and Support
Allowance ( as of February 2012 total caseload was 991,000 ) , and an expected
440,000 new claims for Personal Independence Payment each year from April
2013.

Department for Work and Pensions

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215053343

Page: 50

View: 842

The Department for Work and Pensions is getting far too many decisions wrong on claimants' ability to work. This is at considerable cost to the taxpayer and can create misery and hardship to the claimants themselves. This poor decision-making is damaging public confidence and generating a lot of criticism of the Department's contractor for medical assessments, Atos Healthcare - but most of the problems lie firmly within the DWP. The Department's view that appeals against decisions are an inherent part of the process is unduly complacent. Nearly 40 per cent of appeals are successful, with a third of those successful appeals involving no new evidence. The Work Capability Assessment process hits the most vulnerable claimants hardest. The one size fits all approach fails to account adequately for mental health conditions or those which are rare or fluctuating. While the Department has started to improve, the process is still too inflexible and too often is so stressful for applicants that their health simply gets worse. A key problem is that the Department has been unable to create a competitive market for medical assessment providers, leaving Atos in the position of being a near monopoly supplier. The Department is too often just accepting what Atos tells it. It seems reluctant to challenge the contractor. It has failed to withhold payment for poor performance and rarely checked that it is being correctly charged. The Department also cannot explain how the profits being made by Atos reflect the limited risk that it bears

National Audit Office NAO Government Contracting The Role of Major Contractors in the Delivery of Public Services HC 810

The ten providers appointed to the framework could then bid for regional
contracts to provide new assessments for the Personal Independence Payment (
the replacement to Disability Living Allowance ) . Capita won two of the four
contracts ...

National Audit Office  NAO   Government Contracting  The Role of Major Contractors in the Delivery of Public Services   HC 810

Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102987027

Page: 67

View: 468

In the memorandum 'The role of major contractors in the delivery of public services' the NAO sets out some of the benefits that can be achieved through contracting but highlights three issues that deserve greater public scrutiny. First, it raises questions about the way public service markets operate. This includes the need for scrutiny over whether public service contracts are sufficiently competitive and whether the rise of a few major contractors is in the public interest. Secondly, it highlights the issue of whether contractors' profits reflect a fair return. Understanding contractors' profits is important to ensure that their interests are aligned properly with that of the taxpayer. But transparency over rewards that contractors make is at present limited. Thirdly, the report asks how we know that contractors are delivering services to the high standards expected. In particular, government needs to ensure that large companies with sprawling structures are not paying 'lip-service' to control and that they have the right culture and control environment across their group. This requires transparency over contractors' performance and the use of contractual entitlement to information, audit and inspection. This should be backed up by the threat of financial penalties and being barred from future competitions if things are found to be wrong. A related report 'Managing government suppliers' (HC 811, session 2013-14, ISBN 9780102987034) examines the way the Cabinet Office is working to improve government's management of strategic suppliers.

The Battle for Britain

... new'Scottish Welfare Fund', while legislating to ensure certain 'passported'
benefits(for example freeschool meals) continued evenafter the UK
governmenthad introduced the universal credit (UC) and personal independence
payment (PIP).

The Battle for Britain

Author: David Torrance

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849546738

Page: 384

View: 914

On 18 September 2014, Scots will decide their future: should the country quit the United Kingdom and take control of its own destiny, or should it remain part of what advocates call the most successful political and economic union of modern times? Everyone in the country has a stake in this decision. Now, in this fascinating and insightful new book, David Torrance charts the countdown to the big day, weaving his way through a minefield of claim and counterclaim, and knocking down fictions and fallacies from both Nationalists and Unionists. He plunges into the key questions that have shaped an often-fraught argument, from the future of the pound to the shape of an independent Scottish army. With access to the strategists and opinion-makers on both sides of the political divide, this book goes straight to the heart of the great debate, providing an incisive, authoritative, occasionally trenchant guide to the most dramatic constitutional question of our times - the battle for Britain.

Parliamentary Debates House of Lords

Personal independence payment will not be linked to an individual's impairment ,
but will instead focus on the ability of an individual to carry out a range of
activities necessary for everyday life and the extra costs arising because of their ...

Parliamentary Debates  House of Lords

Author: Bernan

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 9780108465734

Page:

View: 325

A Historical Guide to NGOs in Britain

Aninvalid careallowance was introduced in 1976 andextendedin 1981to
nonrelativeswith caring responsibilities and ... Allowance witha Personal
Independence Payment in 2013–14 which will be based on mobility and daily
living needs.

A Historical Guide to NGOs in Britain

Author: M. Hilton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137029021

Page: 399

View: 338

Aiming to furnish the reader with the historical data to engage with the debates surrounding the Cameron government's 'Big Society' and civil society, this book gives the reader a greater and more informed historical consciousness of how the NGO sector has grown and influenced.