Personal Independence Payment (PIP) light touch reviews

Some Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants whose condition is severe and unlikely to change are subject to a ‘light touch review’. This means your award will only be reconsidered after 10 years. This can apply if a claimant:

  • is over pension age, or
  • has a severe, lifelong condition and receives the enhanced rate of both daily living and mobility components 

As PIP was introduced in 2013, some of these awards will now be subject to review. The DWP has developed a simplified form to be used in these cases. These are due to be introduced in August 2023. The DWP do not expect an assessment with a health professional will be required for most of these claimants. Contact should be restricted to checking whether anything has changed and confirming that information held by the DWP is up to date. 

If you are a PIP claimant and receive one of these forms and feel you need any help, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Tom Togher.

Chief Officer.

21, July 2023