The Department for Work and Pensions is seeking feedback on how the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment is working.
This call for evidence is intended for organisations and individuals who have information about how all aspects of the PIP process and assessment are operating. Feedback is welcomed from people who have claimed PIP, or carers/people who support the claimant, as well as organisations and healthcare professionals.
They are interested in everyone’s views, and want you to provide as much evidence as you can on the questions asked. The call for evidence will be used to inform the Independent Reviewer’s conclusions. The Independent Reviewer will then make recommendations to the Secretary of State. This will be laid before Parliament in the form of a report to which the Government will produce a response.
The call for evidence period runs until Friday 16 September 2016 at 5 pm.
This is part of the second independent review of the PIP assessment. The review includes all stages of the PIP process, with a particular focus on the use of further evidence in the claim process, data sharing and the claimant experience.
You can find the review and accompanying documentation online.
It’s available in several formats, including: British Sign Language (BSL) video, audio, printed copies, including large print, easy read or Welsh, Braille, CD or audio cassette.
You can respond online – see the link on the webpage above, or there is an email address and postal address available on the website.
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