PIP And ESA Assessments: Imaginary Dogs And Claimants Catching Downs

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With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

The Commons Work and Pensions committee has produced a damning report about PIP and ESA assessments based on evidence they have received from almost 4,000 claimants. The document includes tales of imaginary dogs, claimants catching Down’s syndrome and assessor’s equipped with x-ray vision. The DWP, however, have already dismissed the findings as founded on anonymous evidence.

The committee said that the individual responses were ‘the most ever received by a select committee inquiry, by an order of magnitude.’

The MPs were clearly convinced of the honesty and accuracy of the responses, stating:

“The unprecedented response was also remarkable in the consistency of the themes that emerged through the honest and often distressing accounts from thousands of people navigating the claims process, alongside, of course, managing their disability and mental health issues.”

The report covered a very wide range of issues.

There were examples…

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