Well, this is a timely post.
As Alun underlines, PIP is more of a test of ability to complete to form, than of actual levels of illness and disability.
If you have any experience in report writing or doing needs analysis or applying for grants in your working life, you will
sail through this PIP assessment process with no problem.
You will go out and collect enough NHS paperwork - evidence - to write
your own report using your GP and MS Nurse OTs etc.,. So there is NO need for an ATOS assessor to see you. They
cannot argue against what your GP has said about your condition. SLAM DUNK!!
So is this more an attack on those less able to write reports, or less likely to ask for help from Citizen’s Advice??
I think only a third ask for help completing their PIP form. The DWP expects you to fail.
“A major survey by more than 80 organisations reported that 79 per cent of respondents said their assessments for personal independence payment (PIP) had made their health worse, due to stress or anxiety.”
VOTE LABOUR! next time.