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Complaints About PIP Assessments Increase By 900%

October 27, 2017

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

The Disability News Service (DNS) is reporting that the number of complaints about personal independence payment (PIP) assessments rose by nearly 900% in the course of a single year.

Figures obtained by MPs, and cited by DNS, show that the number of complaints went up from 142 in 2015-16 to 1,391 in 2016-17.

The number of complaints that were upheld in the same period rose from 67 to 545.

There was not a corresponding rise in the number of PIP assessments completed over the same period, suggesting either that something has changed in the way assessments are carried out or that claimants are now much more willing to make a formal complaint.

DNS have been carrying out an investigation into PIP assessments and have now heard from 250 claimants who say that their assessment reports were dishonest.

The allegations involve both Capita and Atos staff.

You can read the full story on the DNS website.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 27, 2017 12:05 pm

    Oh dear we only following government orders would be the reply from these highly trained hcp
    I’ve taken maintenance complained even got to ice but they still working are these hcp

  2. October 27, 2017 12:44 pm

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

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