Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Neil Gray Neil Gray Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Social Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of collecting medical evidence from every applicant at the application stage of (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support allowance.

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

The Government is exploring a number of options to improve the provision of medical evidence for Personal Independence Payments and Employment and Support Allowance as set out in its response to recommendation 5 of the Work & Pensions Select Committee.

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