Benefit Assessments

Activists Combine To Offer PIP Assessment Recording Kits

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    By John Pring in Disability News Service.   Disabled activists have responded to the government’s continuing failure to deal with the dishonesty and inaccuracy of the disability benefit assessment process by launching schemes to ensure that claimants can record their own assessments. Grassroots groups of disabled activists launched two separate campaigns this week […]

Capita Seeks To Reverse ‘Reputational Damage’ After Death Of Claimant

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    By Michael Buchanan Social affairs correspondent, BBC News.   Benefit-assessment company Capita is going to court to try to reverse the “reputational damage” it says it suffered after a claimant died. Victoria Smith died months after her personal independence payments were stopped following a Capita assessment. The outsourcing company was ordered to pay £10,000 […]

9 Shocking Errors Made In Assessments For PIP And ESA By Capita, Atos And Maximus

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  From Disabled Go News.   The Work and Pensions Select Committee received nearly 4,000 submissions – the most by a select committee inquiry – after calling for evidence on the assessments for personal independence payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). The MPs said: “We were so impressed and moved by the response […]

How To Win A PIP Appeal

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  From advicenow.   If you made a claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and you didn’t get the award that you think you were entitled to, you don’t have to give up. This guide will help you decide if you should challenge the decision. It, and the accompanying tool, will help you ask the […]

Are PIP And ESA Assessments Working Well ?

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    From www.parliament.uk.   The Work and Pensions Committee launches a new inquiry on how the assessment processes for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are handled by Department for Work and Pensions contractors ATOS, Capita and Maximus, and how the application, assessment and appeals processes for these two benefits are working. Disparity between […]

“Never Give Up”: Disabled Teacher Scores Victory Over ME/CFS Discrimination In The U.K.

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  Pike’s story from Health Rising.   The Brown Envelope I recently received the dreaded brown Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) envelope. Fully expecting yet more bad news, I tore open the envelope, ready to rip up the letter and fling it in the bin. The letter informed me that in light of my […]

Experts Slam ‘Broken And Poor’ Benefits Assessments

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    From The Morning Star. Benefits assessments were ridiculed yesterday following revelations that 13,000 disabled claimants given “zero points” were later awarded payments on appeal. New government figures show that 66,180 claimants had an original decision by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) overturned in their favour at a mandatory reconsideration or tribunal […]

PIPs Disability Benefit Test ‘Traumatic And Intrusive’

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  From Disabled Go News.   A test for a disability benefit is “traumatic” for applicants and needs to change, according to former work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb. Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) help disabled people live an independent life. But the Preseli Pembrokeshire MP said applicants for PIPs found the test “very intrusive”. The […]

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