Personal Independence Payment

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th July 2012.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Minister (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to announce the providers that will carry out the new personal independence payment assessment.

Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions tendered for a framework of providers to deliver future health and disability assessments earlier this year. A competition among framework providers for the personal independence payment assessment has recently been completed. The bids have now been evaluated and we are in the process of internal governance. We aim to announce successful providers by the end of July.

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