March 2021 - DWP Restarting digital pilot for ESA, PIP and universal credit from April 2021


The DWP has confirmed that it is restarting a pilot of its new integrated assessment service for Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Universal Credit (UC) from April 2021.

Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Justin Tomlinson confirmed that testing of a single digital platform had started in a small number of assessment centres in early 2020 but was then paused due to the impact of Covid-19. It will initially be tested and developed in London sites before being rolled out nationally.

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