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End assessments and consider disability benefit claims on medical advice alone

Submitted by Ray Vanderahe on Saturday 2nd July 2022

Published on Thursday 7th July 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Saturday 7th January 2023

Current Signatures: 9,061
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Arthritis ~ Benefits ~ concerns ~ delayed ~ Disabled ~ disease ~ Government ~ Hearts ~ independence ~ Medic ~ mentalhealth ~ Payment ~ People ~ Remove ~ risk ~ system ~ The Government

Petition Action

End assessments and consider disability benefit claims on medical advice alone

Petition Details

The Government should remove the requirement for people claiming disability benefits, such as the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), to have to go through an assessment process. Claims should be based solely on evidence from medical professionals, such as a letter from a GP or consultant.

Additional Information

We are concerned about how the disabled, with conditions such as inflammatory Arthritis. Heart disease, lung disease, respiratory diseases, poor mental health etc, are treated by the benefits system. Claimants with medical evidence of their condition should not to be subject to degrading assessments.

These delays in assessing claims risk deterring genuine claims. It has to stop.


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