We call upon the Government to require Assessment Providers to :
• audio record PIP and WCA assessment interviews
• provide claimants with a copy of the recording with their decision letters
Why is this important?
Giving claimants a copy of their assessment interviews is important.
It provides them with vital personal information.
It increases trust and transparency in the system.
In the past Assessment Providers have not recorded interviews for either PIP (Personal Independence Payment) or WCA (Work Capacity Assessment). As a result, claimants have had no record of their assessment interviews.
We welcome the Scottish initiative which allows audio recordings of ALL interviews.
We therefore call upon the Government to require Assessment Providers to follow the Scottish model by:
• recording both PIP and WCA assessment interviews
• providing claimants with a copy of the recording with their decision letters
This petition is sponsored by Stockport United Against Austerity