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PIP announcement ‘shows replacing DLA was waste of time and money’

Need to ensure that PIP claimants receiving “the highest level of support get an award duration that is appropriate to the condition and needs arising.

‘Fit for work’ assessor suspended for describing examination that did not...

As a result of her “misleading” report, Service User A was found fit for work by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and so ineligible for employment and support allowance (ESA).

Confidentiality concerns over DWP’s pledge to videotape PIP assessments

Concerns about confidentiality, particularly around how the videos would be stored, who would be allowed to access them and what DWP would be able to use them for.

Atos and Capita win PIP contract extension ‘because DWP is chained...

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was developing its own IT system that would allow it to “enable more providers to deliver PIP”.

DWP ‘has no record’ of whether it showed WCA death documents...

The suspicion will mount that DWP and its ministers took deliberate steps to cover up evidence of the fatal impact of the assessment on sick and disabled people.

DWP should think again on ESA backpayments and offer compensation

DWP should reconsider its decision to offer only a partial backpayment of the money owed to 70,000 disabled people who for years were not receiving the correct level of out-of-work benefits.

DWP figures on ‘unacceptable’ WCA reports cast doubt on decisions made...

DWP decision-makers are frequently deciding ESA claims based on “unacceptable” reports instead of sending them back to Maximus assessors to “rework”.

PIP assessments to be recorded but other response to MPs’ report...

A similar promise with the work capability assessment, which tests eligibility for out-of-work disability benefits, not offered.

Activist celebrates after Welsh Labour backs independent living campaign

At their annual conference, members of Welsh Labour voted in favour of a motion that called on their government to maintain WILG (Welsh Independent Living Grant), at least until the next Welsh assembly elections in 2021.

DWP failed to show WCA reviewer evidence of links to benefit...

The Department for Work and Pensions appears to have admitted failing to show vital documents that linked its “fitness for work” assessment with the deaths of benefit claimants to an independent expert it hired to review the test.

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