Personal Independence Payment: assessment thresholds and consultation

Document type
Discussion paper
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions.
Date of publication
1 November 2011
Disabled people, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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This document provides details of the proposed entitlement thresholds within the Personal Independence Payment assessment and contains consultation questions on the second draft of the assessment criteria. This document should be considered alongside the second draft assessment regulations and the explanatory note for the second draft of the assessment criteria. In order to provide further context to how the Government envisages the revised criteria being applied, 15 case studies have been produced which are set out in Annex A. Each case study is intended to be illustrative only, demonstrating the descriptors which may apply to a variety of individuals. They do not show how all individuals with particular conditions or impairments are likely to fare under Personal Independence Payment, as entitlement will always be based on individual circumstances.

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