Legal Review Launched Against PIP Delays

27 Oct

Same Difference

With many thanks to Welfare Weekly.

Lawyers have launched legal action against the government over “unnecessary and unacceptable” disability benefit delays, it has been revealed today (24 October 2014).

Irwin Mitchell is representing a disabled woman from Kent, who is thought to be among thousands of people left “financially and socially isolated” by delays in assessing claims for the new disability benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

The disabled woman is said to be struggling to feed herself and heat her home, after being forced to wait more than six months for her PIP claim to be processed.

The public law experts will argue in a judicial review that delays of more than six months in assessing claimants for PIP is leading to financial hardship for thousands of disabled people.

Anne-Marie Irwin, from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, said:

“PIP was created to ensure that the thousands of vulnerable people across the UK…

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