2016 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: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The Government is committed to supporting disabled people to live independently. The Government has introduced the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) which is a more modern and dynamic benefit that assesses disabilities objectively and equally, and focuses support on those in greatest need. It has also exempted PIP from the benefit freeze over the life of the Parliament, protecting the value of the benefit. Claimants receiving PIP are also exempt from the benefit cap.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The Programme had an IPA review in October 2015, which recognised the significant progress made in the resolution of early operational issues which had caused backlogs in 2013-2014. PIP statistics published December 2015 showed that average actual clearance times were at 11 weeks for new claims, or 6 days for terminally ill cases. The implementation of PIP remains a challenging reform programme that requires continuous proactive analysis and management of performance, with active intervention where necessary to mitigate the level of inherent risk.
Start date: 2011-10-31
End date: 2018-04-30
Schedule text: Ministers decided not to begin the final stage of PIP – the Full Roll Out to Disability Living Allowance recipients being invited to claim PIP until October 2015. To ensure safe delivery of this caseload Ministers subsequently agreed that this should be done over three years. A controlled start to reassessing existing DLA cases commenced 13 July 2015, utilising a test and learn approach. In October 2015, the programme commenced the full roll out by postcode, inviting current DLA working age recipients to claim PIP.
Baseline: £365.81m
Forecast: £351.05m
Variance: None%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £3,603.04m
WLCost text: New claims volumes are higher than originally forecast which has resulted in an increase in whole life costs. In order to test assumptions around DLA reassessment cases, the programme have undertaken a controlled start of Full PIP Rollout and are currently reviewing the findings. 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). Costs will be updated to reflect learning from the controlled start of reassessment of DLA claims.
Notes1: Personal Independence Payment Budget variance less than 5%.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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