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Government Pilot Project To Video Record PIP Assessments

June 18, 2018

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

In a statement made earlier this month the government announced that it was extending the contracts for Capita and Atos to carry out PIP assessments for a further two years, in spite of widespread anger at the standard of those assessments. As a concession to the level of disquiet the government also announced a pilot project to video record PIP assessments.

In her statement, Sarah Newton, Minister of State for Disabled People, said:

“A key part of our efforts to improve the assessment process will be making video recording of the PIP assessment a standard part of the process. We will be piloting videoing the assessment with a view to then rolling this out across Great Britain.”

However, until now recording of benefits assessments has always been audio only.

Video recordings may have some advantages over audio in terms of evidence. For example, it might make it clearer whether claimants were able to carry out any movements that the assessor asked them to.

However, some people may feel considerable disquiet at being video-taped whilst taking part in what can be a very intrusive process.

They may also have concerns about how secure those videos may be and how long they will be kept by the DWP.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. jeffrey davies permalink
    June 18, 2018 6:19 am

    They may also have concerns about how secure those videos may be and how long they will be kept by the DWP. hmmmm dwp saying they keep them strongly
    they say the recorded disc tapes aint kept by them oh dear

  2. Justin permalink
    June 18, 2018 8:07 am

    it not only is that what will it be recording, the whole interview including the assessors or just the person being assessed, bearing in mind that with a tape recording they cannot see facial expression, with a video recording they can, the fact that these medicals affect a lot of [people mentally is bad enough, would you trust these people to not attempt to manipulate a facial expression to say there lying by having body language experts studying the recording.

    it is a case of trust and you have to ask yourself do you trust them?

  3. June 18, 2018 1:26 pm

    The …
    (DWP and the rest of their vermin)…. don’t even know – Or Care – what has happened to all of the the AUDIO ABUSE PORN recorded by their quack fraudsters.

    “He (campaigner John Slater) has previously questioned DWP about what happens to copies of audio recordings and who can request to see them but was told ..
    *****“the department didn’t keep records of why copies were requested and what happened to them afterwards”.*****”

    Here is the current *BS* “consent” form the criminals are using –

    STILL no mention at all of COPYRIGHT (who OWNS the recording)… They do… or at least they THINK that they do… obtaining ‘goods’ (recordings) deceptively is FRAUD (no change there then).

    Fraud by failing to disclose information –
    Fraud by abuse of position –
    Fraud by false representation –

    Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

    Misconduct in Public Office –

    And now the DWP wants to become VIDEO ABUSE PORN PRODUCERS…
    tell them “Hell No”.. and do it whilst filming the criminals on YOUR video camera.

    (I did that when one of their Atos criminal quacks tried to record one of my BS ‘assessments’… I’ll put the audio online sometime… the thieving nonce point blank refused to Reassign Copyright).

    Justin – “body language” is just complete and total pseudoscience BS. But then so is their WCA.

    “it is a case of trust and you have to ask yourself do you trust them?”

    No, it’s a case of getting “Hostile Environment” Hate Criminal, Vulnerable Adult Abusing, Murdering, nonce Fraudsters stuffed in Prison where they belong.


    Not that ANY of the BS about recording matters in anyway at all…

    A WCA quack could video itself stabbing you repeatedly, cutting your throat and then masturbating over your corpse, and then post the video on pornhub / slutload (or wherever they share their audio files), for all the rest of it’s public sector nonces to masturbate over…

    The Police / Social Services / Politicians would do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT IT AT ALL (but shove their hands down their pants)…


    These Criminal Bent Cops and DWP filth have been online for almost A YEAR now –


    Absolutely NOTHING AT ALL done about it by any public sector vermin (except MORE intimidation and Hate Crime).

    Not even a comment or mention from any of you lot. (too busy watching BGT?)

    • Justin permalink
      June 18, 2018 1:30 pm

      body language is not bullshit as you state ask bill Clinton about that during the Lewinsky issue, the issue with them recording ids that they can manipulate person behaviour to suit there won means, they should be audio recorded not video, I would not trust them anyway

      • June 19, 2018 11:18 am

        So if you’re NOT sitting there in front of the criminal quack rocking back and forward that means you have NO anxiety?
        (That body language *BS* is part of your WCA)

        If you smile when the criminal quack asks you about your pet that means that you have NO depression?
        (That body language *BS* is part of your WCA)

      • Justin permalink
        June 19, 2018 11:52 am

        yeah and they used the rocking back and fourth one on me twice, I asked them for the medical definition of that form of anxiety, they could not answer it, I know it, they don’t use that with me anymore I get technical

      • Justin permalink
        June 19, 2018 11:56 am

        don’t tell me to shut up, I do things I don’t disclose what I do as some of it is confidential I have only lost one case against them and that is ongoing, got one of them a 5 year caution on record overturned at least six cases at tribunal and have a few more on books, two succesfull mandatory reconsiderations, not bad for someone who does not know much!!!

      • June 19, 2018 12:20 pm

        Now you’re just lying about what I wrote –
        “Put up or shut up.” is NOT telling you to shut up (FFS)

        All that you are doing is jumping through *their* hoops.
        All of their fake tribunals and ‘mandatory reconsideration’ BS is just there to help cover-up their Hate Crime. (getting away with Murder… and Torture).
        Where are the Police?

        So now you are saying that body language *IS* BS. That’s nice.

        Oh. And to point out the (on topic) obvious…
        STILL that video is COMPLETELY IGNORED.

    • Justin permalink
      June 18, 2018 1:52 pm

      some of us do something you just don’t see the stuff that goes on

    • Justin permalink
      June 18, 2018 1:53 pm

      ps I hate bgt, that is not talent

  4. June 20, 2018 12:35 am

    Oh. And to point out the obvious…



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