Work and Pensions Committee

PIP and ESA Assessments inquiry

Inquiry status: concluded

Reports published. Awaiting Government response.

Reports published

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Employment and Support Allowance (ESA, introduced in 2008) and the Personal Independence Payment (PIP, introduced in 2013) provide vital financial support to disabled people.

Claimants of PIP and ESA should be able to rely on assessments for those benefits being efficient, fair and consistent. Failings in the processes—from application, to assessment, to decision-making and to challenge mechanisms—have contributed to a lack of trust in both benefits. This risks undermining their entire operation.

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