PIP Assessment

‘Muddle’ And ‘Confusion’ Over DWP’s 1.6 Million PIP Reviews

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  From My Disability Matters.   The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is causing “muddle” and “confusion” by refusing to clarify which disabled people will have their claims re-examined through its mammoth programme of disability benefit reviews. Sarah Newton, the minister for disabled people, announced last week that DWP would review 1.6 million personal independence payment […]

Every Interview For PIP Should Be Recorded, MPs Say In Damning Report

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  By Jen Mills in METRO.   Confidence in the application process for the main disability benefit is so low that every interview should be recorded, MPs said in a damning report. They said there was a ‘pervasive lack of trust’ among disabled people who applied for PIP (Personal Independence Payment). Since 2013, 290,000 rejected claims […]

Atos Nurse Continues PIP Assessment While Claimant Has ‘Grand Mal’ Epilepsy Seizures

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  By John Pring in Disability News Service.   A nurse carrying out a disability benefit assessment fired questions at a disabled man’s wife while her husband was in the middle of a severe and prolonged series of epileptic seizures just a few feet away. Daniel Marshall, from Dorset, had only been able to answer […]

PIP Investigation: Welfare Expert Says Two-Thirds Of Appeals Involve Lying Assessors

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    By John Pring in Disability News Service.   Welfare rights experts have produced evidence that backs up the findings of a Disability News Service (DNS) investigation into the lies told by healthcare professionals in their disability benefit assessment reports. Last week, the two-month investigation revealed how assessors working for the outsourcing companies Capita […]

PIP Assessment Lies And Distortions Exposed By Double Apology To Claimant

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    By John Pring in Disability News Service.   A disabled teacher has told how a government contractor apologised to him for a dishonest benefit assessment, and then had to apologise again after it ordered a replacement assessment which was even worse. He says his experience is a damning indictment of the assessment process […]

PIP INVESTIGATION: Politicians Call For Action Over ‘Widespread Dishonesty By Assessors’

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  By John Pring in Disability News Service.   Labour, the Green party and the Liberal Democrats have called for the government to act on claims of widespread dishonesty by the medical professionals paid to compile benefits assessment reports, following a two-month investigation by Disability News Service (DNS). The three parties spoke out after DNS […]

PIP Is A Disaster For Disabled People – At Last The Full Horror Is Emerging

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  By Frances Ryan in The Guardian.       When does reform become dangerous? Over three years ago the Conservatives began to roll out personal independence payments (PIP) – in essence, the mandatory, mass re-testing of disabled and chronically ill people – and the answer is getting stark. A report released today by Muscular […]

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