In response to pressure from the Work and Pensions Select Committee the Department for Work and Pensions has announced that its target for upholding original PIP and ESA decisions at the first stage of appeal, known as Mandatory Reconsideration (MR), will be dropped.
- Letter from the Department for Work and Pensions ( PDF 447 KB)
- Letter to the Department for Work and Pensions ( PDF 230 KB)
- Inquiry: PIP and ESA Assessments
- Work and Pensions Committee
On 28 November the Committee wrote to DWP with concerns about MRs, which had come up in the Committee’s current inquiry into the medical assessments carried out by ATOS, Maximus and Capita to inform DWP’s decisions on awards of disability benefits PIP and ESA.
Pressure to turn out numbers
The Committee had heard of “pressure to turn out numbers” in relation to both the original decision and at MR stage, and that MRs…
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