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No Face To Face Or Benefit Loss After 1.6M PIP Reassessments Says Sarah Newton

February 5, 2018

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

Minister for disabled people, Sarah Newton, has told MPS in an emergency debate this week that there will be no face-to-face reassessments and nobody will have their benefits cut as a result of 1.6 million PIP claims being checked.

News that all 1.6 million claims are to be reviewed has caused widespread concern amongst claimants.

Many fear that a review could lead to their award being reduced rather than increased.

However, in a debate on 30 January Newton told MPs:

“Nobody is going to be called in for a face-to-face assessment, and nobody is going to have money taken away from them.”

The degree to which claimants are reassured will depend on the degree to which they believe government ministers are telling the truth.

You can read the whole debate here

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