Personal Independence Payment:Written question - 141726

Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)
Asked on: 08 May 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Personal Independence Payment
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether Capita are paid for PIP Assessments which are later overturned on appeal.
Answered by: Sarah Newton
Answered on: 16 May 2018

Capita are paid based on the number of assessment reports completed which meet the Department’s quality standards. Decisions on entitlement to Personal Independent Payment are made by DWP Case Managers not the assessment provider. When a decision is overturned at appeal it does not necessarily mean that the original decision and the assessment report considered in the decision making process, was wrong. Often additional written evidence not available to either the DWP Case Manager or the assessor at the time of the assessment is made available.

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