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To: Therese Coffey, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Stop making people travel unfair distances for disability assessments

Please clamp down on Atos, Capita and Maximus and make sure they:

- Don't make anyone travel for more than 90 minutes to a PIP or ESA assessment
- Don't require an expensive letter from a GP to prove someone can't make the journey
- Make sure that everyone who needs an assessment at home is given one

Why is this important?

People with long term disabilities are often asked to attend assessment centres that are too far for them to travel. This causes undue stress and expense as they are also being asked to pay up to £40 for private letters from their GP to prove they can't make the journey.

People who are on benefits due to ill health, cannot afford to pay for private letters. There is a risk that people who are entitled to PIP or ESA will lose out, causing hardship and suffering.


Reasons for signing

  • Its shameful you ask us to come to you , we dont need to prove it's only one email to gp to confirm illness that's it ,its that simple saves millions and stress .
  • To Ensure People Get The Help They Are Entitled To
  • I have experience of being offered appointments unacceptably out of my area, requiring long and difficult journeys.


2019-03-05 17:13:06 +0000

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