4 Personal Independence Payment Implementation Development Group, our primary mechanism to consult with national and local organisations that represent a broad range of disabled people on the operational design, development and implementation of Personal Independence Payment.
8 We will take a broad, rather than a strict, view on these re-claims on the basis that many conditions can interact in complex ways making it difficult to assign the effects of disability on any one condition. We intend to make revisions to the current draft Regulations, which are subject to a separate consultation exercise, to ensure this outcome.
9 The upper age limit is age 65 or state pension age, whichever is the greater.
10 The Young Person's Panel is a sub group of the IDG and has been established to inform the way in which Personal Independence Payment is delivered for young people aged 16 to 24 and to ensure that PIP is built around their needs through informed user-centred design.
11 The term "habitual residence" is not defined in social security legislation. In deciding whether a person is actually habitually resident, decision makers consider a wide variety of factors. These include reasons for coming to the Great Britain, the length of their stay, future intentions, previous links with the country and, in the case of people returning to the Great Britain, the reasons for their absence.
15 Section 73(8) Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.
16 Welfare Reform Bill, Commons Committee, 10 May 2011, Hansard, column 794 to 796 – http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmpublic/welfare/110510/am/110510s01.htm
17 These provisions are to allow for the upper age limit to rise in line with State Pension age once that has been aligned between men and women and begins rising. Changes to state retirement pension brought forward under the Pensions Act 2011 mean that State Pension age will start rising from age 65 to 66 in 2018. Further rises will occur at later dates.