Contracted-out Health Assessments

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th January 2017.

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Photo of Jake Berry Jake Berry Conservative, Rossendale and Darwen 12:00 am, 9th January 2017

In my own constituency of Rossendale and Darwen, those who are waiting for their PIP appeal to go through are having to wait three, six or, in some cases, nine months to have that appeal heard. Given that they receive no benefit during this period and can lose their vital Motability car, will the Minister tell us what efforts the Department will make to speed up the appeal process?