Category Archives: PIP

5,700 PIP Claimants Turned Away From Assessments Due To Staff Shortages

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An answer to a written question to The Work & Pensions Secretary has revealed that, in 2018, 5,700 Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants attended their health assessment to only be told there was nobody available to assess them. This is more evidence that private companies are unfit to run benefit health assessments. Labour MP for Leeds North West, Alex Sobel,

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New Assessment System Could Lose You TWO Benefits At Once

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Last week, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd announced that her department was looking into combining the health assessments for certain benefits into one. However, rather than remedy anything,this would then risk sick and disabled claimants losing two benefits at once. Currently, benefit claimants who have a health condition or disability face separate assessments when applying for welfare benefits like

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7,990 DIE within 6 months of PIP claim rejection. Over 5,000 terminal claimants don’t receive decision

PIP Denied Death

Minister for Disabled People, Sarah Newton MP has revealed that between 2013 and 2018 over 73,000 claimants died within 6 months of making their Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claim. However, she also revealed that 7,990 claimants who’d had their claim REJECTED, died within 6 months of making a claim. Not to mention that over 5,000 terminally ill people never lived

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NAO finds Motability overcharged by £390 million

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Motability, the company which supplies cars to people with disabilities has been accused of overcharging customers by £390 million over the past 10 years. The head of Motability has been forced to resign after a previously unreported bonus scheme emerged. People who receive in receipt of certain disability benefits can opt to forgo the benefit money and instead get a

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Two in Three Personal Independence Payment decisions overturned at Tribunal since 2013

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A Freedom of Information request has shown that since Personal Independence Payment (PIP) came into being in 2013, over two-thirds of cases that go to Tribunal result in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) decision being overturned. This will come as no surprise as the number of decisions emerging in favour of the claimant has always been high. What

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My claim for PIP and the high standard assessments as set by the DWP.|By Stuart

Stuart’s lastest entry. I do not edit or censor Stuart’s entries as I feel it’s better to let him write his opinion from inside the system with no interference. The PIP claim form which is 40 pages long and half the question are pointless to my health problems. Also why can i not supply my medical records and the 19

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DWP data shows claimants with a Mental Health condition 5 times more likely to be sanctioned than others

Data released in a Freedom of Information request (FOI) by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) shows between 2010 and 2014, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants with a mental health condition were 5 times as likely to be sanctioned than those with other health conditions. The FOI request submitted by Jack Dutton on whatdotheyknow.com asked for; “A graph showing the employment and

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Personal Independence Payment study shows claimants are confused, stressed and misled

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A report by The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed that over one third of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants don’t appeal the decision made during the mandatory reconsideration (MR)  stage because the process would be too stressful. This comes as figures show that the DWP spent £200 million fighting disability appeals.   The report released by the DWP shows

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Proof the DWP intentionally misleads Personal Independence Payment applicants

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Following my journey through the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) application process and first stage of appeal, I can show how the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are intentionally misleading applicants. The way they are operating is leading to disabled people losing out purely on how things are worded. It’s no secret that applying for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is

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DWP told Motability my claim is suspended

Motability suspended

I naively thought the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) couldn’t make any more “errors” in my case. Well no they have gone and told Motability that I no longer have a Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claim. This is despite me being awarded enhanced PIP just two weeks ago and having previously been on DLA.

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DWP demand I send medical reports for PIP appeal as they never used any for their original decision.

DWP Sign Caxton House

I wrote before that the DWP had told me that my mental health was not an issue when they gave me my Personal Independence Payment – PIP Assessment decision. Despite saying they’d contact my psychiatrist it appears they didn’t. I called the PIP helpline this week to see if my Mandatory Reconsideration had been done yet. As I previously advised,

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New Private Funded DWP HQ in Wales gets Recommended despite Union Job Fears

Rhondda DWP HQ

Planning has recommended for a massive new back-office HQ for the Department for Work and Pensions – DWP in the welsh town of Rhondda Cynon Taff. You’d wonder were they’re getting the money when they are claiming they need to making savings. Well in true Tory fashion like over £1 billion other government assets it is “forward funded”, (ie;rent due), by

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My PIP home assessment & my advice to others facing one

So I thought that I would share my experience of a Personal Independence Payment – PIP home assessment and some tips on how you can make sure you get a fair shout.   So I recently got my award for Personal Independence Payment – PIP. While I am relieved that I was awarded the enhance rate of mobility, meaning I

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