New report shows PIP isn’t working

Published date: 14 Sep 2017 at 9:40AM

A report out today shows that PIP (Personal Independence Payment) isn't working for people with long-term conditions and disabilities.

Earlier this year, lots of you took the Big Benefits Survey and shared your experiences of claiming PIP. Your answers helped form today’s report and its recommendations. 

You told us PIP isn’t working for people with MS. Today's report shows that PIP isn’t working for lots of other people with long-term conditions and disabilities either.

>> Write to your MP about PIP

We need action on PIP

This report is part of the work we do as a member of the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC). The results are worrying.

  • Over half the people who took the survey felt the assessor didn’t understand their condition.
  • More than three quarters agreed the stress and anxiety associated with their PIP assessment made their condition worse.

Take action to make PIP work for everyone

We need MPs to write to the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work – Penny Mordaunt MP – to urgently reform PIP. You can help. Write to your MP today to tell them that PIP isn’t working, and ask them to take action.

>> Write to your MP about PIP

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