Emergency PIP Debate

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I intervened in the emergency PIP debate today to raise the number of cases I am receiving at my office

Stephen Kinnock: I thank my Honourable Friend for giving way. In recent months, I have had 44 PIP cases in my constituency, with dozens going to appeal.

 

 

Eight have already gone to appeal, and in every single one of those cases, the decision has been overturned. Does my hon. Friend agree that that is a massive and inexcusable waste of time, money and resources?

Debbie Abrahams: Absolutely. It is very important to note the association between ill health and disability in former industrial areas, and as my hon. Friend rightly says, the impact of assessments that cannot be done right first time. Why is that? Why have the Government not been able to get assessments right first time?