Dla reform and Personal Independence Payment – completing the detailed design

Chapter 9 questions – Impact assessment

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Chapter 9 questions – Impact assessment

Q26 What impact could our proposals have on the different equality groups?

Q27 What else should we consider when developing our policy?

Q28 We have indicated areas we do not have information to consider the impact on protected groups. We would be interested in suggestions on where we can find robust evidence that we can use.

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1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2012/5/pdfs/ukpga_20120005_en.pdf

2 http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/pip-assessment-thresholds-and-consultation.pdf

3 http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/pip-draft-assessment-regulations.pdf

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.

5 Disability Living Allowance reform, Cm 7984

6 Office for Disability Issues, 2011, Equality Act 2010, Guidance: Guidance on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability

7 Hansard, House of Lords, 17 January 2012, Columns 549 to 550.

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.

12 Claiming: www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/FinancialSupport/Introductiontofinancialsupport/DG_174941

Exporting: www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/FinancialSupport/Introductiontofinancialsupport/DG_073387

13 http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/a3-2701.pdf

14 http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd1/adhoc_analysis/2011/analysis_of_disability_living_allowance_DLA_awards.pdf

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.

18 http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/pip-briefing-high-level-reassessment.pdf

19 Existing DLA awards will be selected randomly by computer. Random selection will require that set numbers of awards are selected per week based on even geographical coverage.

20 www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/pip-second-draft-assessment-regulations.pdf

21 See draft Regulation 8 for what we will take to be grounds for us to consider what constitutes a good reason - http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/pip-second-draft-assessment-regulations.pdf

22 www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/pip-assessment-thresholds-and-consultation.pdf

23 The premiums are: disability premium, enhanced disability premium and severe disability premium. The entitlement conditions for each premia vary. Claimants may receive more than one premium.

24 www.dft.gov.uk

25 http://c561635.r35.cf2.rackcdn.com/11-699-consultation-modern-workplaces.pdf

26 http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/dla-reform-consultation.gpdf

27 http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/pip-assessment-thresholds-and-consultation.pdf

28 http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/pip-assessment-thresholds-and-consultation.pdf

29 www.dwp.gov.uk/consultations

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