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Work and Pensions Committee report on PIP and ESA assessments – “failing claimants and the public purse”
The Work and Pensions Committee has published a report on claimant’s distressing experiences of assessments for disability benefits PIP and ESA carried out for the Department of Work and Pensions by private contractors Capita, Atos and Maximus. The Committee says public contract failures have led to a loss of trust that risks undermining the operation of major disability benefits.
“Yet again, The BMJ has presented a highly partisan view based on the simplistic assumption that this is a straightforward issue. It is not. As disabled and terminally ill people we know that better than anyone else.”
This legal victory means that if you are unable to follow the route of a familiar journey independently because of psychological distress, you may be entitled to the higher rate of the mobility component of PIP.
EHRC have just launched a plain English and alternative format versions of the UN CPRD Concluding Observations. This report is about the UK’s work on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Big legal victory for Disabled people: the DWP’s changes to PIP regulations were declared unlawful today
High Court judge Mr Justice Mostyn allowed the claim in the case of RF v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. The case was brought by a Disabled person with mental health support needs to challenge the changes the government made to Personal Independence Payment Regulations in March 2017.