Thousands of disabled people lose PIP for missing assessments
More than 4,000 people were stripped of their Personal Independence Payment (PIP) benefits last year because they missed their assessments.
Ministers revealed that the benefit payments were cut off even though they had “good reason” for not attending assessments.
PIP helps disabled people to fund independent living and is often used to purchase equipment. Claimants must undergo a controversial assessment process before receiving payments.
Repayments will be made to the claimants who will also receive back pay.
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