Advice and Welfare
The migration of adults over age 16 from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment will continue and it is hoped that most people will have moved over by the end of the year.
The process starts with a letter from DWP advising that the current award of DLA is coming to an end and it will be necessary to make a claim for PIP instead.
Step 1 is to make a telephone call to register the claim.
Step 2 is to complete the PIP2 form by a specific date.
Step 3 is for some people to be called to attend a face to face
assessment before an award is made.
Universal Credit is getting closer. Andover Job Centre is now
operating a full-service area which means that new claims and
changes of circumstance will involve claiming Universal Credit.
All existing legacy benefit claimants (this means everyone else who is in receipt of Income Related Employment and Support Allowance) will be part of a ‘managed migration’ which seems to have a moveable start date and the details of how it will be processed are also
We must be prepared for the fact that some of our sons/daughters/clients may be affected this year.