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PIP discussed on Victoria Derbyshire now

Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
I just had a message to say they are discussing PIP on Victoria Derbyshire on BBC2 in the next few minutes if anyone fancies watching!
Scope
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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    They are showing a PIP tribunal process.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for info, @Sam_Scope.  Missed it - I'll watch later on iPlayer.
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    Definitely worth a watch on iplayer.  Honestly, it's nothing we dont already know, but it was great to hear them talking about it on mainstream TV.

    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • jose2jose2 Member Posts: 128 Pioneering
    Got that @Sam_Scope,terrible , truly unbelieveable saying  'this system works'
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    It says it will be available soon here on the iplayer.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2017
    Assessors and DWP automatically seem to assume that if a person works then they can't be disabled.   And a disability 'expert' on a tribunal panel assumed that someone capable of putting in ear-rings couldn't be disabled - though they might have been playing devil's advocate.  I understand that tribunals do challenge claimants to test their statements about their disabilities.  

    So if you are challenged by tribunal members, don't be upset or offended, just stick to your guns.  They might just be testing you, not calling you a liar or a cheat.
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