Disability Living Allowance – Works and Pensions

Written answers and statements, 23 May 2011

Sadiq Khan

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what timetable his Department has set for the reassessment of people in receipt of disability living allowance.

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Maria Miller (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Disabled People), Work and Pensions; Basingstoke, Conservative)

From 2013 we will begin to replace disability living allowance for people of working age with personal independence payment, a new, more transparent benefit and objective assessment of individual need. We expect that by 2016 all existing working age recipients of disability living allowance will have been reassessed for personal independence payment. We will continue to involve disabled people and their organisations in the design of this exercise.

We want to build on the experience of developing an assessment and applying it to new and existing claimants of working age to inform our decisions about the arrangements for children and pensioners. Therefore, we will not extend personal independence payment to children or pensioners already receiving DLA until we have had an opportunity to consider the effectiveness of the new arrangements for working age people.

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2 Responses to “Disability Living Allowance – Works and Pensions”

  1. malka Says:

    maria miller is a relentless machine geared up to cause maximum suffering to the disabled community. she has no understanding or ability to examine the impact on the most vulnerable. she is not fit for purpose and i do hope that eventually she will be fully exposed to close scrutiny.

  2. Alan Wheatley, Green Party member Says:

    Maria Miller said: “We will continue to involve disabled people and their organisations in the design of this exercise.”

    Given governments’ past records of ‘involving’ disabled people and their organisations in the design of government ‘exercises’, I wonder how other disabled people would reword that sentence for optimum honesty?

    Alan Wheatley

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