New personal independence payment claims down by almost 40%

Posted 17 August 2020

DWP figures released in Personal Independence Payment: April 2013 to April 2020, the DWP says that the figures for March and April 2020 reflect the initial period of the COVID-19 outbreak.  The figures showed that claims for Personal Independence Payment were at their lowest level since December 2013 and the numbers of new claims were at 58% of the level for the same time last year.

The Personal Independence Payment claims process and assessments are continuing.  As it is not possible to backdate a claim for Personal Independence Payment claimants are potentially missing out on benefit by not claiming. 

Community Law Service can advise on Personal Independence Payment (and any other benefits) and assistance with form filling is still available.  If you think you may be eligible for Personal Independence Payment, do not delay, contact us for advice.

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