Thousands of claimants claiming PIP for mental health conditions are missing out on PIP payments because their reports appear to be manipulated.
Research conducted by Benefits And Work has shown that although the award rates rose for a year they’ve now dropped down to their previous levels which have started to rise again.
This is appalling because award rates should not have been shown to fall, they should have continued to rise and staying at a higher level.
Benefits And Work have also looked at the award rates for all conditions that the DWP consider would be affected by mental health and surprise, surprise they’re the same.
According to the DWP’s own estimates regarding mental health conditions approximately 6% of the entire PIP caseload should have moved from no award of the mobility component to enhanced.
Indeed a further 6% should have been moved from no award to a standard award.
Also 2% of awards should have moved from standard mobility to enhanced mobility.
The increased award rates regarding mental health should have been immediate and also should have been sustained once it was implemented. This would have resulted hundreds of thousands of additional essential mobility awards in place by 2023.
As usual the DWP are reluctant to comment upon this despite Benefits And Work submitting Freedom Of Information requests and the DWP giving them the runaround.
Sadly the DWP will do anything to prevent people from receiving their essential payments. I have absolutely no doubt that they do this because they know that vulnerable people are less likely to fight back.
I fully expect the government and the DWP sleep soundly at night because they believe that they’re doing the right thing by denying vulnerable people with the means to live a decent life even though its cruel and inhumane.
Thousands of people have lost their lives whilst fighting cruel decisions made by the DWP regarding their payments, I reported upon this last week.
Everyone deserves to live a good life and they should be given the support that they need to have a good quality of life. I will continue to fight for this alongside DPAC and other organisations.
PIP is Personal Independence Payments.
DWP is the Department Of Work And Pensions.
Source Benefits And Work, check them out they’re amazing.
As for myself, its been a tough week for many reasons, one being that I’ve undertaken the task of sorting out old photos of my son when he was little. Its so sad looking at the photos knowing that when I took them I thought that he would outlive me.
I hope that you are all ok and surviving the best that you can do. it’s such a tough time for so many of us for many differing reasons.
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