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27 Nov 2014

Hundreds of thousands of people are stuck waiting in a huge backlog for Personal Independence Payment assessments.

According to the latest DWP figures and independent House of Commons analysis, Personal Independence Payment introduced last year to replace Disability Living Allowance is beset by delays and rising costs. 529,000 people applied for Personal Independence Payment, but only 206,000 received a decision about whether they qualified for help, leaving 323,000 people in limbo across the country.

It’s absolutely disgraceful that so many people are still waiting for a Personal Independence Payment assessment. The Prime Minister must step in and sort out this backlog which is leaving disabled people waiting months and months for an assessment.


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