PIP and ESA assessments: claimant experiences Contents


Terms of Reference

1 PIP and ESA functional assessments

Our inquiry and this report

A process that works for many

Failing a substantial minority

Conclusion and recommendation

2 Claimant experiences

Errors in reports

Inclusion of fundamental errors

Omission of relevant information

Physical examinations

Difficulties in completing application forms

Lack of assessor knowledge and expertise

Mental health

Use of informal observations

Physical health and genetic conditions

Challenging a decision

Mandatory Reconsideration as a “rubber stamp”

Stress associated with Mandatory Reconsideration


Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

1 February 2018