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DISTRUST IN PIP SYSTEM SAYS REVIEW bbc website

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  • sundontshine123sundontshine123 Member Posts: 81 Courageous
    SORRY WOULD NOT LET ME COPY LINK SO HAD TO DO IT LIKE THAT CHECK IT OUT NOT BEEN UP HOUR YET

  • NystagmiteNystagmite Member Posts: 609 Pioneering
    Can't say I'm surprised. I know of very few people who've had a fair report (mine was full of contradictions) and a half decent outcome.
  • janice_in_wonderlandjanice_in_wonderland Member Posts: 265 Pioneering
    Last time I had an assessment it was 3 years ago & a support worker (who sat with her eyes closed!) came with me...I didn't even have to appeal which she was surprised as many were expected to appeal back then but now majority are appealing 

    First time I appealed the 2 Drs were very decent men who knew I was genuine 

    now it's degrading 
  • NystagmiteNystagmite Member Posts: 609 Pioneering
    It's put me off putting in a change of circumstance, given how inconsistent they are.
  • sundontshine123sundontshine123 Member Posts: 81 Courageous
    I know what u mean
  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,314 Pioneering
    Have just watched the news link and they really still haven't got a clue how bad it is. They actually must know a lot more than they're making out as everything is being played down so the process doesn't fall apart. They're talking as if it just needs a few adjustments to improve confidence. So it looks like it's still down to us to make sure we get a fair deal. Where do we stand when fear of losing what little they're offering prevents people from appealing which is understandable. There should be a rule that whatever is awarded stands and can't be changed and the Mandatory Reconsideration should only look at the descriptors the claimant wants reviewed not the whole lot. This would save time and money. The same at appeal that only an increase can be made or the award stay as it is. There's also no mention of out and out lies just "inaccuracies" on assessor's reports. It's about time someone in government said it how it is. 
  • sundontshine123sundontshine123 Member Posts: 81 Courageous
    The second independent review march 2017
    wont let me copy and paste get it from www.gov.uk
  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,314 Pioneering
    edited March 2017
  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,314 Pioneering
    They don't seem to be looking at getting rid of the private contractors doing the assessments. They are a law unto themselves. They can stall complaints till the claimant gets through the process of being offered their reward.
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