||<p>The department has set clear requirements in terms of geography and travel time
to a PIP assessment and continues to ensure assessment providers adhere to this requirement.
There are no current plans to reduce the existing travel time of 90 minutes by public
transport though best endeavours are taken to schedule assessment appointments in
centres near to a claimant. This limit of 90 minutes is an absolute maximum and the
department expects that only a small minority of claimants will have to make a journey
of this duration. New assessment centres have opened, and continue to open, to ensure
the needs of claimants are met.</p>