An extract ‘Employment and support allowance (ESA) medicals – work capability assessments (WCAs) – are being used to make decisions about eligibility for personal independence payment (PIP), a government minister has confirmed.
Benefits and Work also has evidence that the reverse is true: existing ESA awards are being looked at again and changed on the basis of a PIP medical report.
What’s more, in an effort to reduce the PIP backlog, many thousands of decisions are being made by temporarily promoted DWP staff who aren’t really decision makers at all. ……………’
Are you applying for to the Department for Work and Pensions* (DWP) for personal independent payment* (PIP), if so, you may need to view the above link 3 December 2014 newsletter for some relevant information together with employment and support allowance* (ESA) and work capability assessments* (WCA)