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Almost 1 In 5 PIP Reports Unacceptable Or Have To Be Altered

May 29, 2019

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

 

Almost 1 in 5 PIP reports created by Independent Assessment Services (IAS, formerly Atos) were either unacceptable or were only acceptable after changes had been made to them. The shameful figures were released this month by Justin Tomlinson, minister for disabled people.

The figures showed that 19.4% of IAS PIP reports which were audited were found to be either ‘Unacceptable’ or only ‘Acceptable with amendments’.

A further 17% were acceptable but required the health assessor to be given feedback about aspects of their report.

That such a high proportion of reports are of such poor quality six years after PIP was introduced is a matter a matter of enormous concern, especially to claimants who are likely to lose out because of sub-standard assessments.

It lends additional credibility to the intention of the Scottish administration to move all benefits assessments in-house again.

The full figures are set out in the table below.

 

Grades April 16 – Mar 17 April 17 – Mar 18 April 18 – Mar 19
Acceptable 7,300 7,930 7,480
Acceptable with feedback 1,380 1,820 1,990
Acceptable with amendments 650 1,220 1,780
Unacceptable 460 620 500
Total audited 9,790 11,590 11,750

 

 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Teresa Harris permalink
    May 29, 2019 12:14 am

    More than that

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  2. May 29, 2019 5:17 am

    How come these BSing FAKES still haven’t heard of torture / abuse / fraud / misconduct ????

    Criminal Justice Act 1988 – Torture
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/33/part/XI/crossheading/torture

    Fraud Act 2006 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/35/contents

    Misconduct in Public Office –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/misconduct_in_public_office/

    (Meaning of Public Function) Human Rights Act 1998 –
    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmbills/045/08045.i-i.html

    Care Act 2014 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/23/contents
    Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse or neglect –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/23/section/42/enacted

    Disability Hate Crime – Criminal Justice Act 2003 (section 146) –
    Increase in sentences for aggravation related to disability –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/44/section/146

    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

  3. May 29, 2019 6:39 am

    Reblogged this on Tory Britain!.

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