Marsha de Cordova responds to PIP statistics
Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Disabled People, commenting on the official statistics on Personal Independent Payments (PIP) published today, said:
“These figures show once again that disabled people are bearing the brunt of Tory austerity. To date over a third of PIP claims have been disallowed and the DWP is cutting social security for those who need it most.
“The alarmingly high rate of awards changed under Mandatory Reconsideration demonstrates the failure of callous and inaccurate PIP assessments.
“The next Labour government will make sure that this broken social security system is fixed before more disabled people’s lives are devastated. Labour will scrap the cruel PIP assessment regime and replace it with a personalised assessment process that will treat disabled people with dignity and respect.”