Work and Pensions Committee

PIP and ESA Assessments inquiry

Inquiry status: open

The deadline for written submissions was Friday 10 November 2017. If you would like to send a submission please contact Committee staff.

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee invites evidence on the effectiveness of assessment processes used to determine eligibility for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). The Committee is interested in receiving recommendations for change both on the assessment process for each benefit individually, and on common lessons that can be learned from the two processes.

Reports published

Web Forum

If you have had an assessment, or are waiting for an assessment, for PIP or ESA, we'd like to hear from you.

Terms of reference: PIP and ESA Assessments inquiry

Latest evidence

  • 20 Dec 2017 - PIP and ESA assessments - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF297 KB) HC 355 | Published 17 Jan 2018

    Evidence given by Paul Gray CB, Leader of the Independent Reviews of PIP and Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee, Department for Work and Pensions, and Dr Paul Litchfield OBE, Leader of the 2013 and 2014 Independent Reviews of the ESA Work Capability Assessment; Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Janice Smethurst, Director for Contracted Health and Employment Services Directorate and James Wolfe, Director for Disability Employment and Support, Department for Work and Pensions (at 10.00am).

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