Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Claims

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2014 National Disabled Members' Conference
4 July 2014

This conference agrees that 6 months or longer is too long to wait for the outcome of a PIP assessment. This has caused tragic incidents and severe hardship to families.

We call on the National Disabled Members Committee to work with Labour Link and relevant organisations to:

1)lobby the Government to implement a maximum timescale for assessment outcomes to 6 weeks;

2)lobby the Government to include making emergency payments;

3)lobby for introduction of a robust, independent monitoring system for each assessment contract;

4)lobby for adequate financial resources to meet these targets;

5)lobby the Government to introduce effective financial penalties on contractors failing to achieve outcomes.

If these outcomes are not attainable within the private sector, to campaign to bring the service back into public ownership and introduce accountability.