The first part of today’s You and Yours looked at the PIP assessments based on data extracted from the DWP, after a member of the public had to request it through the Information Commissioner. The DWP did not wish to release it as it was deemed commercially sensitive.
As Winifred Robinson summed up; the data provides flesh for what we already know; many PIP assessments are substandard. Tellingly, an internal review by both ATOS and Capita considered that about 30% of their own assessments were not good enough.
Frank Field summed up the whole assessment from the applicant’s point of view rather well. He would not have wanted his own mother to have suffered the ignominy of a PIP application.