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)
End assessments and consider disability benefit claims on medical advice alone
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.
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.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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