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star this property date less than 2017-02-28more like thismore than 2017-02-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long the training programme is for a personal independence payment assessor. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 65857 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
star this property answer text <p>All Health Professionals (HPs) working on the delivery of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments must be either an occupational therapist, level 1 nurse, physiotherapist, paramedic or doctor. They must also be fully registered and have at least two years’ post full-registration experience. In addition to their profession, the Department recognises the importance of ensuring that individuals also have sufficient experience, skills and training to carry out their duties and PIP providers are required to ensure that the HPs carrying out assessments have knowledge of the clinical aspects and likely functional effects of a wide range of health conditions and impairments.</p><p> </p><p>All new assessors complete one month of intensive training in disability analysis which includes a functional evaluation as to how medical conditions and the long-term medical treatment of those conditions affect an individual’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. This is followed by on-going professional training and support which continues for the duration of their employment in the role.</p><p> </p><p>Final approval to work as a health assessor must be conferred by the Department for Work and Pension’s Chief Medical Adviser on behalf of the Secretary of State.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-03-07T13:45:20.17Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-07T13:45:20.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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706153
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-28more like thismore than 2017-02-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to improve the personal independence payment assessment process to reduce the number of successful appeals against assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 65859 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
star this property answer text <p>In the period between April 2013 – September 2016, 1.9m PIP decisions were made. Of these, 3% were overturned on appeal.</p><p> </p><p>Throughout the claim and any reconsideration process, the DWP encourages and guides claimants to provide evidence and information that would be useful for their Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment.</p><p> </p><p>We are continuing to improve the PIP process. For example, there are plans to test a new version of the ‘How your disability affects you’ form with claimants to see whether this improves their experience of claiming PIP. In addition we are carrying out our own evaluation, commissioning an external research contractor to look at people’s experiences of claiming PIP at different stages of the claimant journey.</p><p> </p><p>We look forward to considering the recommendations from Paul Gray’s second Independent Review of PIP which is due to be published by April.</p><p> </p><p>We will also shortly be introducing service user panels to take real-time feedback from claimants on their experiences of claiming PIP and consider areas for further improvement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-03-08T13:18:34.263Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-08T13:18:34.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-27more like thismore than 2017-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the Government monitors whether the assessment criteria for personal independence payments are being accurately and fairly applied. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 69240 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-29more like thismore than 2017-03-29
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that all Personal Independence Payment claimants receive high-quality and accurate assessments.</p><p> </p><p>The Department robustly monitors the performance of contracted suppliers and assessments are independently audited to ensure that assessment quality is accurate and fair. The audit supports this by confirming that independent health professional advice complies with the required standards and that it is clear and medically reasonable. It also provides assurance that advice provided to the Department's decision makers is of suitable quality, is fully explained and is justified.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-03-29T15:55:14.703Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-29T15:55:14.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-27more like thismore than 2017-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) training and (b) guidance personal independence payment assessors receive in the social model of disability. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 69242 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-04more like thismore than 2017-04-04
star this property answer text <p>During the assessment the health professional focuses on the functional impairment an individual faces in their environment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-04-04T16:02:37.567Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-04T16:02:37.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-13more like thismore than 2017-04-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to review the effectiveness of the assessment criteria for personal independence payments; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 70739 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
star this property answer text <p>Since its inception, the system of assessing claimants’ eligibility for PIP has been continually reviewed and refined in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. We continue to work extensively with PIP assessment providers and disability representatives to make improvements to guidance, training and audit procedures in order to ensure a quality service is maintained.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, we introduced two comprehensive, statutory, independent reviews of the PIP Assessment. The second of Paul Grays Independent Reviews was published on 30 March 2017. We are considering the review’s recommendations carefully and will respond later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-04-24T13:23:26.717Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-24T13:23:26.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake remove filter