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Social Security Benefits: Disability

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29th November 2016.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Climate Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on the provision of support for disabled people whose condition precludes them from attending face to face assessments.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The decision as to whether a paper-based review or a home visit is appropriate is made by the Healthcare Professional. Their decision on whether to do so is based on evidence provided by the claimant to support their claim including all medical evidence from the claimant’s GP, hospital doctor or other appropriate clinicians.

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