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Petition:Call for inquiry into Capita PIP assessment process

Postby Tobias » Tue May 10, 2016 1:39 pm

Call for inquiry into Capita PIP assessment process and un-ethical conduct

Dear Secretary of State,

Call for inquiry into Capita PIP assessment process and un-ethical conduct

I am calling on you today for an urgent inquiry following the Channel 4 Dispatches programme, which was broadcast across the UK on Monday the 11th of April. The programme revealed an abusive and cruel system that is punitive, which is so evidently all about targets and profit - at the expense of the most vulnerable within society.

I watched the Dispatches programme with incredulity and know that this has caused distress to many disabled people across our nation. The programme exposed behaviour that is outright cruel, shameful and scandalous. Dispatches also revealed degrading and demeaning conduct such as the mocking and contempt for claimants, who are often vulnerable people with complex healthcare needs. We find this behaviour unacceptable.

One assessor boasted that he made £20,000 per month, and was described by other Capita assessors, as `the best`. Decisions were being made about claimants in their absence and there was clear evidence that the Data Protection Act had been breached over and over again. Also the Disability Assessors, as they are called, were also in receipt of enhanced payments - depending on how many assessments they could process in a day. This is evidence of an organised purge at the highest level and I condemn it.

The programme also showed a Disability Assessment Manager removing a notice from the notice- board which permits claimants to record the PIP assessment interview.

An eminent consultant psychiatrist, at the Maudsley Hospital, who took part in the programme described the use of the Mental State Examination, as part of the assessment process, as nothing more than an overview, that the training was not fit for purpose, and that the surreptitious assessment demonstrated poor ethical practice.

There has been widespread concern about the ability of Government contractors to accurately undertake Mental State Examinations (MSE) assessments. Such tests, ought to be carried out by people who are medically qualified to do so.

I am also very concerned that medically unqualified staff / contractors are being used to undertake other elements of the PIP assessment and award points, as they see fit. This is unprofessional and dangerous, and therefore, I am calling on you to disband the PIP assessment process with immediate effect. People cannot be expected to have confidence in such a discredited system that is so unsafe and puts people at risk. This programme has no place in a civilised society and it must be scrapped immediately.

This petition will be delivered to:

Disability Labour
Department For Work and Pension

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Postby jeff3 » Tue May 10, 2016 5:16 pm

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Postby Tobias » Tue May 10, 2016 6:13 pm

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Re: Petition:Call for inquiry into Capita PIP assessment pro

Postby jeff3 » Wed May 11, 2016 10:11 am

so so many losing them now action t4 rolling along
Motability cars lost by 45% of DLA to PIP claimants
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The BBC has obtained figures which show that 45% of disability living allowance (DLA) claimants with a Motability car lost it when they were assessed for personal independence payment (PIP).

According to the BBC, 31,200 Motability car users on the higher rate of the mobility component of DLA have been assessed for PIP. Of those, 17,300 people – 55% - have kept their car, but 13,900 – 45% - have had their car taken away because they no longer qualify.

Motability say they provide a support package, including a £2,000 grant to anyone who has their car taken away because of a PIP reassessment.

Meanwhile, Justin Tomlinson, the Minister for Disabled People, told the BBC that people's circumstances changed over time and it was right they should be reassessed.

"But rightly we have a system that allows for an appeal, a mandatory reconsideration and then if they're not satisfied with that they can go for an independent appeal, so there are lots of opportunities if a claimant thinks a decision is wrong to have that looked at again."
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