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12 January, 2021 Open access

More than half of PIP claimants whose award has been extended due to Covid-19 have not yet been notified of extension

Minister for Disabled People confirms that the 850,000 notifications still outstanding will be issued by 'early 2021'

More than half of personal independence payment (PIP) claimants whose award has been extended due to Covid-19 have not yet been notified of the extension, according to the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Justin Tomlinson.

Responding to a written question in the House of Commons yesterday about the number of PIP claimants who have had their award extended but have yet to be notified, Mr Tomlinson confirmed that - 

'The Department has been automatically applying extension of awards of PIP and have issued around 756,000 notifications to date. We still have c850,000 notifications to issue and remaining customers will be notified of their new award end date early 2021, the planned completion date for all extension activity.'

Mr Tomlinson's written answer is available from parliament.uk