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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.
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).
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.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was developing its own IT system that would allow it to “enable more providers to deliver PIP”.
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 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 decision-makers are frequently deciding ESA claims based on “unacceptable” reports instead of sending them back to Maximus assessors to “rework”.
A similar promise with the work capability assessment, which tests eligibility for out-of-work disability benefits, not offered.
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.
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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