Claiming PIP And ESA: “Horrific And Inhumane”





The inquiry into Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) has revealed testimonies of despair.


A Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into disability benefits has heard from more than 3,000 people despondent with the system.

The inquiry into PIP and ESA has revealed countless experiences of severely disabled and ill individuals being stripped of their disability benefits.

Frank Field MP, Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, said: “We expected to get about 100 letters and we have had over 3,000 and they are still coming in. We’ve never had a tidal wave like this.”

Turn2us submitted case studies, comments and recommendations relating to disability benefits to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry.

Here is what some people told us:

  • “My assessment report was totally made up, made me feel like a fool”
  • “My mum is disabled and [the assessor] put down that her condition has improved when in fact it is worse; she is incontinent and awaiting another operation on her spine, she can’t move around her house without crutches and has had two falls, breaking her wrist and nose.”

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