Excl: Full DWP email committing to no loss for #PIP recipients in reassessment


Earlier this week, the SKWAWKBOX exclusively published a commitment given by the DWP (Dept of Work & Pensions) that its ‘reassessment’ of 1.6 million Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants would not result in any claimants having their award downgraded.

The article quoted a DWP spokesperson’s description of the process – a ‘screening’ rather than a reassessment, to identify the 220,000 or so people who would be reassessed to see whether their award will be upgraded following a landmark legal judgment in their favour.

But understandably, some were wary of accepting that the quoted words were accurate. To put the minds of those people at rest, the SKWAWKBOX is publishing the email exchange, including headers, so readers can see that the quotation is genuine:

dwp pip

The accuracy of the quotation does not, of course, guarantee the reliability of the DWP’s promise – but that promise is now public and the DWP can be held to account.

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  1. just like their promise of not chasing oap when up pops a 65 66. 68 year olds who were having trouble with the dwp oh yes their words are blowing in the wind

  2. Still nothing for us 65+ who were on DLA indefinitely, were made to apply for PIP, PIP rejected, DLA stopped and left with no financial support for chronic disability. Too old to apply again for DLA or PIP.

  3. Will the “screening” be carried out concurrently with the search for the IB-ESA cases that were underpaid all those years ago? Silly me, they are two separate benefits “administered” by different contractors. Same incompetent /amoral/ life diminishing/ bullying / social engineering / mental health harming / “target driven” DWP (delete as appropriate) allegedly in charge, though.

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