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PIP Assessment; Traffic could cost your award

January 18, 2016


Steve, a fellow campaigner was asked to support a PIP claimant who had been instructed by the DWP to attend an assessment in Walsall despite living in Birmingham; Steve raised this with his MP, the subsequent correspondence regarding is below:

Subject: Capita Assessment Centres
 Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2015 08:23:02 +0100

Mr Burden,

 I have been made aware that people are being asked to travel from Birmingham all the way to Walsall for their PIP medical assessment.
As you can fully appreciate some of these people have severe mobility issues as well as mental health issues and the distance they are being asked to travel will have a profound affect on the health.
 Could you please ask the minister for the disabled Rt Hon Justin Tomlinson to look into this further.

A rather interesting response was received

As part of the specification for the PIP assessment service, Assessment…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 18, 2016 12:13 am

    I’m thinking what a mess we are in with this PIP that reflecting on some of the mess.

  2. January 18, 2016 5:37 am

    Thanks Sarah x

  3. January 18, 2016 5:56 am

    Tweeted @melissacade68

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