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PIP update

SIA has been aware for some time of the issues around PIP assessment interviews; applicants who asked for these to be recorded were previously advised that this was not possible.  After considerable pressure, including efforts by SIA’s Chair, Dr Rupert Earl, changes have recently been advised.  In a written statement, Sarah Newton (Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work) announced a pilot scheme to record PIP assessment meetings. In it, she stated:

“A key part of our efforts to improve the assessment process will be making video recording of the PIP assessment a standard part of the process. We will be piloting videoing the assessment with a view to then rolling this out across Great Britain.”

Read the full statement here.