PIP assessment changes called into question by MP – ‘poor decisions’ need to be avoided

Benefit claims of all kinds have had to adapt in recent months as the lockdown has made all forms of physical meetings difficult.

This however comes with it’s own difficulties, and the Labour MP Bambos Charlambous asked Justin Tomlinson (the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work) for an estimate on the average time taken to process work capability assessments during the covid-19 outbreak.

Justin Tomlinson responded with the following: “We have temporarily suspended face-to-face work capability assessments so that we do not place people at unnecessary risk.

“Healthcare professionals continue to make recommendations based on paper-based evidence where possible, and we have introduced telephone assessments.

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