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:
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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