Get Involved : Parliamentary Inquiry into Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Posted on October 30, 2017

As the Government continues to roll out Personal Independence Payments (PIP) in place of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), many d/Deaf people are being called for assessment.

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee is a powerful group of MPs whose job is to hold the government to account, highlight problems in the system, and make sure the government listens to real people who have been affected by issues such as benefits reform.

The committee has just launched a new inquiry into PIP, particularly focusing on the assessments, Mandatory Reconsideration, and appeals.

Are you a d/Deaf person who has experienced the PIP assessment and/or appeals process?

Do you know a  d/Deaf person who has experienced the PIP assessment and/or appeals process?

 If so, the committee are keen to hear what happened, how you felt and whether or not you think it was a fair process.

They believe that it is vital that the voices of deaf young people are heard by the people in power who can actually make a difference.

If you, or someone you know, has been affected by PIP, please follow the link below to fill out the short form telling MPs exactly what you think of the system, and how it can be improved.

The deadline is Friday 10 November. You can find out more about the inquiry and how to submit evidence at this web page.

To provide evidence in a non-written format, contact the committee on They will help you provide your information in a different way, e.g. video.


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