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The DWP Is Happy To Lose So Many Cut-Price PIP And ESA Appeals 18 Dec 2017 07:17 #5354

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Why The DWP Is Happy To Lose So Many Cut-Price PIP And ESA Appeals Plus Tory MP Weeps At Plight Of Claimants

Created: 12 December 2017

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Dear Reader,
In this edition we learn about the scandalously small amount of money the DWP spend on mandatory reconsiderations and appeals and why they are happy to go on losing the majority of PIP and ESA appeals.

We discover that up to 60% of PIP assessment reports created by Capita health professionals have been found to be unacceptable, but they are still used to make decisions on people’s benefits.

We ponder about how it is possible to be moved to tears by the plight of claimants, whilst still voting to cut their benefits.

CUT PRICE APPEALS
People sometimes argue that it must cost the DWP more to go through the mandatory reconsideration and appeal process than it would to pay benefits in the first place.

But tucked away at the back of a document published by the DWP this month are the average costs for PIP and ESA challenges.

It turns out the DWP can knock out a reconsideration decision for under £40 and an appeal can be done for under £100.

That kind of money would pay for very little time for a case manager to actually spend reading through the documents and properly considering the issue for a reconsideration.

It certainly wouldn’t pay for additional evidence.

More likely it’s enough for a very quick flick through the papers, maybe a phone call and then cutting and pasting some standard phrases refusing to change the decision.

And for an appeal, which might run to over 100 pages of documents, £100 isn’t going to pay for more than the time needed to collate the paperwork and send it to the Tribunals Service.

Read More Here;
www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/3702-13-december-2017-update
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The DWP Is Happy To Lose So Many Cut-Price PIP And ESA Appeals 18 Dec 2017 11:00 #5357

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Thanks for the above info Paul.

The parliamentary committee were running a big 2-3 hour discussion on all things PIP/ESA related on 11th December i saw it on bbc parliamentary catch up and is worth a watch :) .
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The DWP Is Happy To Lose So Many Cut-Price PIP And ESA Appeals 18 Dec 2017 14:27 #5365

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I don`t know about everyone else, but I`m a bit fed up with all these select committee meetings and parliament briefings about ESA/PIP assessments mainly because the system is not fit for purpose, yet they don`t hold people to account and explain their actions. What they should be doing is scrapping the current assessment system altogether and learning from what we all know has been a devastating process for anyone experiencing it. Moreso for the poor souls who took their own lives because someone decided they were fit for work even though the evidence before them was factual. This is STILL going on and nobody can change it except the government themselves and if they can`t see the failings even after the criticisms, then we have no hope.
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The DWP Is Happy To Lose So Many Cut-Price PIP And ESA Appeals 18 Dec 2017 15:48 #5367

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I don`t know about everyone else, but I`m a bit fed up with all these select committee meetings and parliament briefings about ESA/PIP assessments mainly because the system is not fit for purpose, yet they don`t hold people to account and explain their actions. What they should be doing is scrapping the current assessment system altogether and learning from what we all know has been a devastating process for anyone experiencing it. Moreso for the poor souls who took their own lives because someone decided they were fit for work even though the evidence before them was factual. This is STILL going on and nobody can change it except the government themselves and if they can`t see the failings even after the criticisms, then we have no hope.

Unfortunately, you are correct.

The government do as they're told by the money men. We're a big part of their business. As well as keeping the workers working, on threat of unemployment, poverty pay and destitution, they make damn sure to make a huge profit from all of the people.In my 'umble opinion.

Anyway- Merry Christmas folks
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The DWP Is Happy To Lose So Many Cut-Price PIP And ESA Appeals 18 Dec 2017 18:51 #5369

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I too often wonder if our so called `governments` are ruled by a higher power and answerable to them. We might elect a party to run the country, but if everyone stopped working, that would put a nail in their economy coffin big time, but we know that will never happen because they hold people in fear of destitution. Work, they say and create a wealthy economy......wealthy for who, I ask.
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The DWP Is Happy To Lose So Many Cut-Price PIP And ESA Appeals 19 Dec 2017 07:50 #5371

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Quote Comply;
I too often wonder if our so called `governments` are ruled by a higher power and answerable to them.

, Yes there is its called the Banks, & Big Multi-National Corporations, :(
It appears most Countrys are linked through Ruthless Greed of the Bankers & Global corporations,
We the Working Class who in the past Put in the Work, Toil & Sweat, Are now cast to one side. :angry:
Its going to be a Global Titanic shift to change things around, To Our Gain. B)
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