‘A DWP spokesperson said: “Decisions for PIP are made following consideration of all the information provided by the claimant, including supporting evidence from their GP or medical specialist.
“PIP assessments are carried out by qualified health professionals who combine their clinical knowledge with an understanding of the fact that not everyone with the same disability is impacted in the same way. Anyone who is unhappy with a decision can appeal, and may submit additional evidence. Most people leaving the Motability scheme are eligible for a one-off payment of up to £2000 to help meet their needs.”’
Who are they trying to convince, they may be qualified health professionals, but in what area of health, is it related to the areas they are now coming into contact with. Their clinical knowledge could be very limited.
The spokesperson states ‘not everyone with the same disability is impacted in the same way’, but the way these supposed qualified health professionals re conducting themselves would appear this is not the case.
More likely they have targets to achieve related to how many claims they turn down, because this is just a costs saving exercise. Or it purports to be, but in reality the quantity of the appeals and the success rate will be proving otherwise.
The decisions made should be right first time and the qualified health professionals should be more experienced in the areas in which they are coming into contact with.