Benefit tests — evidence to MPs

We gathered our experiences of the benefit assessments, to send to the all-party Work and Pensions Select Committee of MPs.  They are looking into assessments because so many people who are refused are winning their case at appeal. We say:  Assessments for ESA and PIP are set up to deny claimants the disability benefits they need … Read more

PIP assessment from paper evidence, exemption from interview

People are told that everyone has to have a face-to-face interview for PIP.  This is not true.  Official DWP guidance sets out exemption from the interview, where there is enough evidence on paper to establish your daily living needs and mobility needs, and/or where the face-to-face interview is likely to be stressful to you.  (The … Read more