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PIP And ESA Assessments- Parliament Wants To Hear From You

October 18, 2017

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

The Commons Select Committee on Work and Pensions would like to hear from you if you have had an assessment, or are waiting for an assessment, for PIP or ESA.

So far over 500 people have posted their comments on the parliament website about their experience of PIP and ESA assessments.

We’re sure that there are many more claimants who could help Frank Field and his committee understand just how bad the system is.

The committee wants to know:

  • Did you feel that the right decision on your entitlement to ESA/PIP was reached as a result of your initial assessment?
  • If not—what do you feel were the reasons for this?
  • If you have experience of Mandatory Reconsideration, did you find this stage effective and useful? How might it be improved?
  • Overall, how “claimant-friendly” did you find the assessment process?
  • What steps would you recommend taking to improve it?

You can post a comment on the parliament website here.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 18, 2017 5:23 am

    Reblogged this on disabledsingleparent.

  2. October 18, 2017 5:23 am

    Tweeted @melissacade68

  3. October 18, 2017 8:11 am

    Reblogged this on Christopher John Ball.

  4. October 18, 2017 9:27 am

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  5. dave permalink
    October 18, 2017 10:39 am

    My pip assessment was a joke, got 0 points even though I had a mountain of evidence, it was
    Ignored as the assessor knew more than the doctor. A complete farce, tory driven cruelty.

  6. October 18, 2017 3:45 pm

    Just how full of **** are ‘Benefits And Work”?
    “We’re sure that there are many more claimants who could help Frank Field and his committee understand just how bad the system is.”

    Like *all* of those criminal MP’s don’t know *exactly* what is going on already.

    Here are all the members of the Work and Pensions Committee –

    Frank Field MP(Chair) Labour
    fieldf@parliament.uk (andrew.forsey@parliament.uk , rebecca.carpenter@parliament.uk)
    http://www.frankfield.co.uk/contact/contact-information.aspx

    Heidi Allen MP Conservative
    heidi.allen.mp@parliament.uk
    https://www.heidisouthcambs.co.uk/contact-heidi

    Alex Burghart MP Conservative
    alex.burghart.mp@parliament.uk , Twitter: @alexburghart
    https://www.alexburghart.org.uk/contact

    Neil Coyle MP Labour
    neil.coyle.mp@parliament.uk
    http://www.boslabour.org.uk/contact

    Marsha De Cordova MP Labour
    marsha.decordova.mp@parliament.uk , Twitter: @marshadecordova
    http://marshadecordova.co.uk/contact2/

    Ruth George MP Labour
    ruth.george.mp@parliament.uk
    http://ruthforhighpeak.co.uk/contact-us-volunteering/

    Steve McCabe MP Labour
    mccabes@parliament.uk , Twitter: @steve_mccabe
    http://www.stevemccabe-mp.org.uk/contactme

    Chris Stephens MP Scottish National Party
    chris.stephens.mp@parliament.uk , Twitter: @chrisstephens
    http://www.chrisstephens.scot/contact-page/

    Here are The ‘Public Duties’ of *ALL* Members of Parliament –

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmcode/1885/188502.htm
    “5. Members have a duty to ***uphold the law***, including the general law against discrimination.”

    Willful Neglect of a Public Duty = Misconduct in Public Office –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/misconduct_in_public_office/
    (Up to life in prison for not doing their jobs)

    So “Where are the Police”?

    More BS –
    “You can post a comment on the parliament website here.”
    … and have your comment (with links to EVIDENCE for the Work and Pensions Committee) immediately deleted by UK Government Criminals –


    Perverting The Course of Justice –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/p_to_r/public_justice_offences_incorporating_the_charging_standard/

    If you are going to try reporting UK Government Torture, Human Rights Abuses, Hate Crime and Vulnerable Adult Abuse to the UK Government criminals *responsible* for it…

    then also CC copies to The United Nations –

    UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Articles
    https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-2.html

    UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment –
    http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CAT.aspx

    UN Secretariat contact details –

    Committee against Torture (CAT)
    Human Rights Committee (CCPR)
    Human Rights Treaties Division (HRTD)
    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
    Palais Wilson – 52, rue des Pâquis
    CH-1201 Geneva (Switzerland)
    Mailing address
    UNOG-OHCHR
    CH-1211 Geneva 10 (Switzerland)

    For individual complaints –

    Petitions Team
    Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    United Nations Office at Geneva
    1211 Geneva 10 (Switzerland)
    Fax: + 41 22 917 9022 (particularly for urgent matters)

    E-mail: petitions@ohchr.org
    and
    cat@ohchr.org (For UK Government Torture)
    ccpr@ohchr.org (For UK Government “Grave and Systematic” Human Rights Abuses)

    Why won’t, full of BS, Benefits And Work or dpac or Black Triangle or Inclusion London or Disability Rights UK or Disability Wales or CAB or any of those other fake ‘disabled persons organisations’ (DPO’s) or ANY of those criminal MP’s tell you ANY of that?

  7. October 20, 2017 10:44 am

    Reblogged this on campertess.

  8. October 26, 2017 4:41 pm

    Also –

    New!!
    Call for submissions on draft General Comment No. 6 on equality and non-discrimination
    ***deadline: 15 November 2017***

    http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/CallPersonsDisabilitiesEqualityResponsability.aspx

    Call for submissions: Draft General Comment on the right of persons with disabilities to equality and non-discrimination (article 5)
    During its 17th session (20 March- 12 April 2017) the Committee decided to start the drafting process of its General Comment No. 6 on the right of persons with disabilities to equality and non-discrimination. In this regard, the Committee held a Day of General Discussion on 25 August 2017 during its 18th session in Geneva, Switzerland, and issued a related call for submissions to all interested stakeholders.

    Although equality and non-discrimination are international law principles, the Committee has identified implementation gaps with regard to article 5 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Throughout the more than 60 State party reviews it has carried out, the Committee has observed that disability-based differential treatment with detrimental consequences persists. It also notes that such treatment is wrongly justified and carried out in the guise of “protection”, “beneficial treatment” or being “in the best interests” of persons with disabilities and is not in line with the human rights model of disability.

    Furthermore, the Committee notes the perpetuation of negative portrayals of disability affecting women and children with disabilities and persons with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in particular. Examples include the enduring prejudice, stigma and misperceptions against persons with disabilities in society, including harmful and negative stereotypes of disability in the media, and the promotion of charity, welfare and medical approaches to disability, despite their incompatibility with the Convention.

    With this General Comment, the Committee intends to clarify, among others:

    Equality and non-discrimination on the basis of the human rights model of disability and defining elements of article 5, among others:
    a. Formal equality, substantive equality, and transformative equality / inclusive equality model of the Convention;
    b. Equality before and under the law;
    c. Equal protection of the law; prohibition of all forms of discrimination (direct and indirect discrimination; intersectional discrimination, multiple discrimination, discrimination on the grounds of disability, including discrimination by association, denial of reasonable accommodation);
    d. The limits, processes and duties relating to the provision of reasonable accommodation;
    e. Specific measures;
    General obligations of States: including accessibility, procedural accommodation and age-appropriate support;
    Concrete guidance on the implementation of article 5 at the national level as a crosscutting provision of the Convention, including the disaggregation of data, the development of indicators, and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
    In order to detail its position and jurisprudence, the Committee has endorsed a Draft General Comment on equality and non-discrimination during its 18th session. The Committee invites interested States parties, focal points, coordination mechanisms, independent monitoring frameworks, national human rights institutions, equality bodies, United Nations funds, programmes, and specialized agencies, entities in the private sector, civil society organizations, and particularly representative organizations of persons with disabilities, academia and any other interested party to provide written input on the issues highlighted above and to contribute to the development of the draft in the following format.

    Format of the written submissions to the draft General Comment on art. 5:

    Less than 5,300 words;
    In English, Spanish, or French. Submissions will not be translated;
    In Word format;
    Please do not include comments in the text of the draft general comment but submit them in a separate document including:
    a) Identification of the submitting entity;
    b) The paragraph number(s) to which the submission refers;
    c) Concise comments;
    d) Proposed text for amendment, if relevant;
    e) Additional topic(s) to be included/left out of the draft general comment, with a short explanation and, if relevant, proposed text.

    Please send submissions electronically to:
    Ms. Harumi Fuentes at
    hfuentes@ohchr.org
    , copying Mr. Jorge Araya, Secretary of the Committee, at
    jaraya@ohchr.org
    indicating in the subject line
    “Draft general comment on art. 5”
    by 15 November 2017.
    Due to the large number of submissions expected, the Secretariat will not acknowledge receipt of individual submissions, but proceed to post them on the Committee’s webpage.

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