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    PIP assessment independent review

    I think this link gives us a chance to voice our opinions on the whole process.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...r-evidence.pdf

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    It has become standard practice for new and significantly changed benefits to have an annual independent review. This is the Call for Evidence for the first independent review of PIP. As a Call for Evidence, it is after information rather than opinion.

    Wherever possible, people are asked to respond via the online form.


    Whenever replying to a government consultation, you should keep in mind the terms of reference of the work, which, in this case are:
    To provide the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions with an independent report evaluating the:

    • operation of the Personal Independence Payment assessment
    • PIP claimants’ experience of taking part in the assessment
    • perceptions of healthcare professionals and other staff involved in carrying out the assessment
    • effectiveness of the PIP assessment in correctly identifying those claimants who are currently eligible for enhanced or standard rate PIP as a result of needs arising from their condition; and
    • effectiveness of the PIP assessment in correctly identifying claimants whose needs arising from their condition are such that they are eligible for the mobility component of PIP.
    There is probably little point making comments that do not relate to one or more of those points, as the review will be unlikely to make any use of them.

    It is of note that the points all relate to the assessment - how well it works and how well it identifies entitlement to PIP. The Terms of Reference do not appear to empower the review to examine the activities, descriptors or points, anything about the decision making processes or anything about reconsideration and appeals. This is reflected in the questions asked - the only questions asked about reconsideration and appeals are the reasons why people ask for these steps, presumably in an attempt to identify where the assessment could be improved.

    The questions do ask for feedback on the effects of the current delays.


    You should expect your comments and your name to be made public - if this is unacceptable, you must indicate confidentiality is required.

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