With the state of PIP, it may v be good that there are so many waiting to be forced to apply for PIP.
DLA was not that great, but many feel it was better than PIP.
What a shame that the UK benefits system is thought of in this way, when these benefits are essential for the claimants to live, reasonable lives.
The benefits system needs a complete overall to make it more user friendly, but are Governments best placed to do that, well certainly not this current Government.
Over 7 years after personal independence payment (PIP) was first introduced, there are still 275,000 disability living allowance (DLA) claimants waiting for the letter to drop onto their door mat telling them it is their turn to be forced to apply.
Justin Tomlinson revealed the figure yesterday in answer to a parliamentary question. He also made it clear that only slow progress is being made in assessing remaining DLA claimants:
“In July 2020, we started to resume some activity on reviews and reassessments where it was possible to do so safely and without compromising the delivery of new claims and change of circumstance cases, which remain our priority.”
You can read the full written answer on the parliament website.