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To: Amber Rudd, 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

  • I had a home assessment. I believe all people should have that option and stand with you🦋
  • Nearest office in Swansea was 10 mins away.....not on a grnd flr. Told them I wld not be able to evacuate bldg down 80+ steps was made to travel by taxi to Bridgend.
  • I was forced to attend i have good days a bad days of nerve damage pains. Sadly i was sanctioned and now have to go to tribunal. The report in a nut shell called me a liar. I have doctors notes and still was stripped of benefits in December. Dwp will not release my sanction as by law until the tribunal im supposed to have the stress has destroyed my sleep my nerve pain because of stress is brutal i was sent to hospital because of it.

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