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The purpose of the assessment we are developing for personal independence payment is to assess entitlement for the benefit in a way that is objective, evidence-based, transparent and, importantly, consistent. We are still in the process of developing the details of the assessment and in May published an initial draft of proposals for the assessment criteria. We are currently carrying out an informal consultation on the criteria, to hear the views of disabled people and their organisations on how they will work and how they might be improved. We are also testing them, by carrying out around 1,000 sample assessments over the summer. The testing will help us to better understand the likely impact of the criteria. We intend to publish a second draft of the assessment criteria in the autumn, following consideration of the consultation findings and testing results.