Personal Independence Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th April 2018.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the recommendation in the Brain Tumour Charity’s report entitled The Price You Pay, published in March 2018, on including brain tumours in the list of health conditions requiring additional support in the personal independence payment assessment guide.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessment Guide makes it clear that the list of health conditions requiring additional support is not exhaustive, rather it provides examples of conditions that may mean the claimant could struggle to engage with the claims process. Claimants with or recovering from a brain tumour who require additional support are therefore included.

More information can be found in Part 1, section 1.12, of the PIP Assessment Guide: Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment guide for assessment providers - GOV.UK

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