Personal Independence Payment: Regulations

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:40 pm on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of Heidi Allen Heidi Allen Conservative, South Cambridgeshire 4:40 pm, 29th March 2017

On that point, one thing that has struck me when I have been through PIP assessments—either mock assessments or those that I have observed with a constituent—is the generalist nature of the assessors. They are expected to be experts in mental health, physical health and mobility, and it is just not possible, in my view. I think that there needs to be triaging.