Personal Independence Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 19th December 2017.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's publication ADM Memo 30/17, whether (a) all qualified PIP assessors and (b) other assessors are qualified to undertake a LEAP exercise review of a claimant's awards.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Legal Entitlements and Administrative Practice exercise review of claimants’ awards will not be carried out by external assessment providers, but by the Department’s decision makers alone. As this is a complex exercise, the decision makers are receiving further training to undertake the review.

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