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Work and Pensions Committee
Reports published on 9 and 14 February 2018. Government response published on 18 April 2018.
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.
Read all transcripts, written evidence and other material related to the inquiry on PIP and ESA assessments
British Medical Association and Royal College of GPs both deny “agreeing” DWP advice to doctors on “Fit Notes” for ESA claimants
The Work and Pensions opened a web forum to hear directly from PIP and/or ESA claimants about their experiences