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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”.

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.

Deeply troubling post-2010 fall in older people claiming disability benefit

The percentage of those aged 65 and over who receive attendance allowance (AA) fell by 22.3 per cent in the six years after the coalition came to power in 2010.

Mystery over fall in disability benefits paid to older people in...

"Astonishing" figures released by the government show that the number of older disabled people receiving benefits to help with their daily living costs has plummeted since 2011.

How changes to disability benefits harm claimants’ well-being and sense of...

In a major undertaking, the government announced in late January that it will review all 1.6m claims for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) – one of the benefits that supports people with a disability.