Updated PIP Assessment Guidance

Published: September 23, 2020

PIP Assessment Guidance (PIPAG) has been updated, from 17 September, to reflect the implementation of the Supreme Court judgment in the case of Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v. MM into the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment process.

This means that changes have been made to the way PIP Activity 9 is assessed, regarding the definition of social support when engaging with other people face to face and how far in advance that support can be provided.

Claimants affected by the judgment do not need to take any action. The judgment will be applied to their PIP decision and they will be contacted if any further information is needed.

We will be undertaking an administrative exercise to check whether claimants are entitled to more PIP as a result of the judgment. We will keep you informed on our approach.

More information can be found onĀ GOV.UK

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