Personal Independence Payment

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 18th April 2013.

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Photo of John Robertson John Robertson Labour, Glasgow North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to ensure audio recording is available for all personal independence payment assessments.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Audio recording of PIP assessments will not be offered by Atos or Capita. The DWP has not seen evidence from other disability assessments that this would improve the quality of assessments. If claimants wish to record their assessment they must inform the assessor in advance and provide the assessor with a copy of the recording.

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