2014 Report details for project: Personal Independence Payment Programme

Project name: Personal Independence Payment Programme - there are 4 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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Organisation: DWP (D10) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: Personal Independence Payment replaces Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16-64. Support is targeted towards those people who face the greatest challenge to remaining independent and participating in society. It provides a more objective assessment of needs and is more responsive to changes in those needs. PIP will be simpler to claim and to administer.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: All Major Project Authority Actions and Recommendations have been completed/closed. Programme delivery continues to require attention on some key risk areas, especially in relation to Independent Assessor supplier performance. Programme structure and governance is being reviewed to ensure it remains effective going forward.
Start date: 2011-10-31
End date: 2016-03-31
Schedule text: The Programme delivered as planned, a controlled start for new claims in April 2013, followed by a national roll out for new claims in June 2013. By the early Autumn it was apparent that the average length of an assessment was much longer than planned. The Independent Assessment Providers are consequently increasing their capacity so that overall claim processing times return to a satisfactory level. In the mean time, the start of the reassessment of existing DLA claims has been phased: commencing on 28 October 2013 (Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands and East Anglia) with further roll outs on 13 January 2014 (Southern Scotland) and 3 February 2014 (areas in the North of England). Further phased rollout of Natural Reassessment is dependent on the planned improvement in the performance of the Independent Assessors.
Baseline: £191.21m
Forecast: £179.45m
Variance: -6.15%
Variance text: Forecast is 6% less than budget, as the customer journey for PIP claims is taking longer than originally predicted, reducing forecast costs for completed assessments and for appeals.
Whole Life Cost: £2,518.57m
WLCost text: The budgeted whole life cost of £2,519m includes the investment costs to deliver the new PIP Benefit, developing the IT systems, the costs of Independent Assessment activity by contracted providers, and ongoing costs up to and including 2021/22.
Notes1: Personal Independence Payment Implementation
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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