No more PIP Mandatory Reconsiderattion Targets

The Government have caved in over one part of the Work Capacity Assessment.

Written for The Canary by Steve Topple

17 December 2017

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High Court win for PIP claimants

The High Court has branded the new rules for PIP claimants with mental health conditions as; “blatant discrimination”.

21 December 2017

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DWP Assessors Questioned about

On Wednesday 6 December 2017 the Work and Pensions Committee questioned DWP medical assessors Atos, Capita and Maximus who carry out the medical assessments for disability benefits PIP and ESA.

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Key PIP recommendations refused

Two key recommendations on PIP from Government Advisor Paul Gray will not be implemented.

21 December 2017 

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ESA & PIP Exam Exemptions

A briefing for Professionals about who is eligible for exemption from the ESA & PIP examinations.

19 December 2017

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Senior Judge Speaks out about poor DWP evidence at Tribunals

Article from Buzz Feed 9 November 2017 by Emily Dugan 

Sir Ernest Ryder, senior president of tribunals, said the quality of evidence provided by the Department for Work and Pensions is so poor it would be “wholly inadmissible” in any other court.

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PIP investigation: Assessment complaints rise by 880 per cent… in just one year

Article from Disability News Service by John Pring

26 October 2017

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Advisor says 30 local claimants with terminal cancer had PIP rejections overturned

Article from Disability News Service

19 October 2017

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PIP investigation: Hundreds give evidence of assessment failings to MPs

Report from Disability News Service                                 

2 November 2017

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