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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Karen Lee Karen Lee Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Fire)

People in Lincoln are waiting on average 59 weeks for their personal independence payment appeal to be heard. It has gone up buy 10 weeks in the last seven months. The Government have created a hostile environment for disabled people. The mandatory reconsideration process is causing distress, illness and hardship. Will the Secretary of State take urgent action to reduce the PIP appeal waiting time and provide accessible and financial support mechanisms for those going through the process?