|MPs want to hear your experiences of applying for PIP and ESA Work and Pensions committee |
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The deadline for submissions is 17 December 2021.
The Work and Pensions Committee has launched a survey to hear about first-hand experiences of the assessment processes for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). The survey is open to everyone who has had an assessment to claim PIP or who has had a Work Capability Assessment, either to claim ESA or as part of a Universal Credit claim.
The survey is part of the Committee’s inquiry which is examining the effectiveness of the application and assessment processes for benefits paid to disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, amid continuing concerns about the problems being experienced by people making claims.
Anyone who has had an assessment for another health-related benefit can submit written evidence to the inquiry. The Committee has previously heard that the application and assessment processes for health-related benefits are often flawed, with a majority of people who appeal against decisions made by the DWP being successful.”
For most of the benefits listed above, a majority of claimants win their appeals. For example, in early 2020:
• 76% of PIP appeals found in favour of the claimant, along with
• 75% of ESA appeals;
• 69% of DLA appeals; and
• 55% of IIDB appeals.
The vast majority of appeals that take place—73% of all social security appeals in 2019/20—relate to PIP and ESA.