No more regular tests for PIP payments to pensioners

The government has announced that in future 270,000 disabled pensioners who receive Personal Independence Payments from the state will no longer face a regular test to check their continuing eligibility.  PIPs are amounts up to £145 a week as a supplement to pension and other income made available to people with disabilities and long term health problems following medical examination, and other checks. Some recipients have found it worrying that they have needed follow up tests once they have qualified for the benefit, so this announcement helps them.

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  1. Narrow Shoulders
    Posted March 5, 2019 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    If the taxpayer is providing you an income the least the taxpayer can expect is that you present yourself periodically to confirm you are still eligible.

    The check should not be designed to disadvantage you but you should be checked.

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