The Work and Pensions Committee has launched a survey to hear about first-hand experiences of claiming PIP or ESA.

It is open to everyone who has had an assessment to claim PIP or who has had a Work Capability Assessment, either to claim ESA or as part of a Universal Credit claim.

The survey is part of the Committee’s inquiry which is examining the effectiveness of the application and assessment processes for benefits paid to disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, amid continuing concerns about the problems being experienced by people making claims.

The Committee has previously heard that the application and assessment processes for health-related benefits are often flawed, with a majority of people who appeal against decisions made by the DWP being successful.

Stephen Timms MP, Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, said:

“We hear all too often about the problems that people have when being assessed for PIP and ESA, both on the Committee and as constituency MPs, but progress in improving the assessments has been slow.”

Read more, and access the survey in different formats on the Disability Rights UK website

The survey is open until mid February 2022