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Claiming disability benefit? Don’t ever dare shake hands

Post by echidna on Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:23 pm


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Re: Claiming disability benefit? Don’t ever dare shake hands

Post by Absolut on Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:32 am

http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/highgate-woman-with-brain-condition-multiple-sclerosis-slams-personal-independence-payment-pip-1-5304764

Ms Thorpe spoke out in a week when the Multiple Sclerosis Society attacked the PIP assessment as ‘fundamentally flawed’ after a freedom of information request revealed 31 per cent (4,100) of claims from people with MS between April 2013 and April 2017 were thrown out.

A further 6pc (1,100) qualified for PIP initially but were rejected on reassessment. Of denied claims 65pc were overturned at tribunals.

In September 2015 Ms Thorpe took her case to a tribunal which overturned the decision after more evidence was submitted by her GP. The benefit was awarded and backdated to October 2014.
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