Disabled set-up to fail benefit assessments, says former DWP officer

Video: Ex DWP officer says claimants were encouraged to change answers "in a way that would drop themselves in it".


Vulnerable disabled people are being deliberately set-up to fail disability benefit assessments, according to an ex DWP officer who now faces the same dreaded system she once worked in.

Anna, 57, says she was encouraged to contact “customers” and “persuade them to either change an answer or elaborate on an answer in a way that would drop themselves in it”.

Anna is currently awaiting a decision on her own claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), and is worried that failing the assessment could also mean she will lose her mobility car .. and with it her independence.

The film (above) forms part of a wider new campaign, which aims to expose the “cold, hard truth” of the devastating impact of disability benefit changes on sick and disabled people.

Find out more at: http://www.stop-pip.org/