2015 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: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: Personal Independence Payment replaces Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16-64. It is aimed at those disabled 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. Claimants can receive PIP whether they are in or out of work. The benefit is not means tested. Key features include: • A dynamic benefit which is simpler to claim and administer. • A more financially sustainable benefit than DLA that delivers significant AME savings over the life of the investment. • A standardised Operating Model that efficiently matches the service to claimants’ needs. • New IT and business processes to enable the application and administration of this new benefit. The first tranche of activity to accept new claims to PIP commenced in April 2013. In October 2013, further activity commenced to assess DLA claimants for entitlement to PIP when their DLA award ends or they notify the Department of a change. In October 2015, activity to assess all other existing DLA claimants is planned to commence.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The Programme had an MPA review in November 2014 which recognised the significant improvements made since the previous review in May 2014. Improvements to processes, IT and increased capacity have resulted in productivity increases and greater flexibility for Assessment Providers and the Department. These changes have resulted in a significant increase in clearance of applications to PIP, evident in the statistics published in January 2015. The Programme continues to develop its approach for transforming and improving the PIP service, including the introduction of online services.
Start date: 2011-10-31
End date: 2016-03-31
Schedule text: The Programme has been developed in a number of phases which are on track to deliver. The handover to business as usual will be planned post commencement of the reassessment of the existing DLA caseload in October 2015.
Baseline: £231.48m
Forecast: £303.61m
Variance: 31.00%
Variance text: The 2014-15 budget is derived from the February 2014 business case. IT was updated to reflect the Programme’s aim to improve performance and clear backlogs. The variance against the actual budget allocation in January 2015 was less than 1%.
Whole Life Cost: £2,525.94m
WLCost text: The costs cover both investment and operating costs (including IT systems, Operational and Programme costs) over the business case period (i.e. to 2021-22 inclusive). These costs are significantly outweighed by reductions to Annually Managed Expenditure over the same period.
Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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