Personal Independence Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th May 2018.

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Photo of Hugh Gaffney Hugh Gaffney Labour, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that personal independence payment assessments are undertaken fairly and efficiently.

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

We are committed to ensuring claimants receive high quality, objective assessments. The Department holds regular performance meetings with Providers at local and senior levels. Assessments are independently audited and Departmental clinicians periodically observe assessments. Both providers have increased personalised clinical support to all Health Professionals.

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