The PIP Assessment Scandal

Marv Hollingworth

Kipper Central Deputy Editor

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  1. MIKE MAUNDER says:

    Thank you Mary Hollingworth, for lifting the covers off PIP evaluation. It is clear that this system is not fit for purpose, and must be ended right now, as it is a waste of time and money. I have some knowledge of this, due to my niece suffering from MS, and having to undergo this total waste of time, with incorrect write up of PIP evaluation. Thankfully my Sister-in-Law has been able to use her skill and determination to very good effect.
    This may show my lack of knowledge in this, but would it not be better for a GP that is treating a patient, to give opinion as to the severity of a complaint, rather than bringing in another, now discredited group of people, to make their opinion relevant to PIP benefit payment. It is clear to me that these people are only employed to reduce payments. Is it possible that this is the entire reason by the Government, to reduce payment of benefit ? If it is not, then I can see that using a GP is the way forward.
    As for UKIP taking this on, I think it is a fine thing to do, but without a seat in Parliament, surely this would have some difficulty in being vote effective. Of course, doing the right thing is always good, and if this Tory administration was guilty of employing people to bring about cuts to benefits, then UKIP should do its best for this good cause. Please keep in mind the end goal for the Party. This issue but so many more are important, and it would be unfortunate if UKIP focused on this beyond its value !

  1. 4:00 pm, January 30, 2018

    […] “We wholly endorse the right of the disabled to access in-home, residential and community support services and we support their inclusion in our communities. We also recognise that there will always be disabled people who are unable to work and we are committed to supporting them through a fair and fit-for-purpose welfare system. We will end unfair ATOS-style Work Capability Assessments and return assessments to GPs” who “are likely to know the patient.” (These assessments are a disgrace, as covered here.) […]

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