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DWP Reviews All PIP Claims For Haemophilia

July 18, 2018

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

The DWP have announced that they are reviewing all awards of PIP to claimants with haemarthropathy, a severe type of arthritis caused by bleeding into the joints due to haemophilia, because of a failure to give high enough awards.

According to the DWP, an audit was carried out of awards of PIP to people with haemophilia after concerns were expressed by the All Parliamentary Party Group on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood

The DWP say that a systematic problem was identified with how the functional needs of claimants with haemarthropathy had been assessed for PIP.

As a result the DWP are reviewing all PIP cases where the main disabling condition is haemophilia to identify and review claimants with haemarthropathy. The DWP believe that there are approximately 410 such cases and they will review each one.

No claimant will have their award of PIP stopped or reduced as a result of the review and none will have to attend a face-to-face assessment.

The DWP started reviewing cases on 25 June 2018 and expect the process to take 4-6 weeks to complete.

Anyone with haemarthropathy who believes their case should be reviewed and has not received a letter by 23rd July 2018 should phone the dedicated phone line for this exercise (0800 121 4296) as soon as possible after that date.

This telephone line will only answer queries relating to this exercise within usual business hours (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm).

Thanks to Neil Bateman for alerting us to this issue.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Justin permalink
    July 18, 2018 12:58 am

    yet again another one where there has been a problem with pip, in fact how long will it take the thick skulled dwp and the even thicker tory to realise that perhaps with the use of there singled cell amoeba called a brain they may actually realise they have a problem that like the strong and stable tory government is not actually working or do they want to go on pretending in there own little la-la land that the world is perfect, if it is perfect in tory world then here’s the challenge, you got summer recess coming up, so come on tory especially dwp tories past and present,get out of your seats and start working in homeless shelter, jojn the volunteers who help in the shambles you created are you mcvey enough, I doubt it, prove me wrong

    • July 18, 2018 6:51 am


      So where is the ‘All Parliamentary Party Group on stuffing Hostile Environment Hate Criminal Vulnerable Adult Abusing Fraudsters in Prison where they Belong’?

      (Torturing Abusing Hate Crime *IS* their ‘perfect tory world’… *and* labours’ too)

      Here’s how ‘enough’ Fester McVile is – (and May and Gauke and Corbyn and….)



      Oh *and* PIP PIP PIP PIP PIP PIP PIP again…. where’s ESA/UC???

      *and* this is yet more from the BSing Fraudsters at ‘Benefits And Work’…
      (no mention of Fraud or Misconduct in Public Office or Police)

      Hope that Samedifference1 isn’t going all “Sue Marsh” after her little trip with DWP/Maximus/DRUK –
      Did DWP/Maximus/DRUK have lots of sweeties and ice-cream in the back of their van?

    • July 18, 2018 7:36 am

      Oh! .. I just noticed this stuffed at the bottom of that ‘story’. –

      “Thanks to Neil Bateman for alerting us to this issue.”

      So how come “Neil Bateman LLB, Dip SA, CQSW, Dip MS, MEWI”
      hasn’t heard of – Fraud or Misconduct in Public Office or The Police… or Torture or Vulnerable Adult Abuse or The Care Act or Ill Treatment or Wilful Neglect or … PERVERTING THE COURSE OF JUSTICE???

      “Expert witness reports in benefit fraud prosecutions”

      “Between 2006 and 2018, I had regular instructions to be an expert witness in benefit fraud prosecutions and was instructed regularly by several firms which specialise in criminal law. I completed reports in more than 190 prosecutions.”

      So it DOES know about FRAUD… so ‘Where are the Police’?

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