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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.

DWP silence over new PIP backdating call

People with long-term health conditions have been wrongly deprived of the personal independence payment (PIP) they were entitled to.

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”.

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Government ‘has created hostile environment for disabled...

We see disabled people being treated with suspicion, disrespect, being denied basic rights and even being driven to suicide.

Disabled solicitor launches ground-breaking legal case over PIP discrimination

He believes, like many other disabled campaigners, that the system uses people without the right training and qualifications to assess PIP claims.

PIP claims could have been decided on unacceptable assessment reports

Disabled campaigners believe the figures raise fresh concerns about the quality of PIP assessment reports and how DWP decides claims.

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.

Motability row intensifies as bosses and minister give evidence

The Treasury and work and pensions select committees are holding a joint inquiry following political and media criticism of how the car scheme for disabled people is run.

Minister suggests ‘realities of the world’ mean government will not halt...

The justice minister responsible for human rights appears to have dismissed calls for the government to do more to protect the social and economic rights of disabled people and other groups.

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