I have secured a vitally important Westminster Hall Debate taking place onTuesday 26th March at 2.30pm. The debate will be on the very serious problems with the administration of Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and the chaos this new benefit is causing for disabled people all over Merseyside.
I have heard from far too many constituents who, due to the mismanagement of PIP, have lost critical financial support, access to a Motability car which is often a lifeline for disabled people and have been forced into financial hardship and isolation as a result.
One of the key issues are the deeply stressful and often inaccurate health assessments carried out to decide who should and should not receive PIP. These assessments do not focus on the needs of disabled people, there is no consideration for the difficulty of some people to take part in the assessments, there is no thought for conditions that are good some days and terrible the next and the questions that are asked in no way account for the variety of ways various different conditions can affect disabled people.
Please, if you or a family member have been affected by the PIP application and assessment process contact my office on 0151 448 1167 or Maria.Eagle.MP@parliament.uk so we can take up your case and add your voice to the growing number of people demanding that PIP is changed.