PIP and ESA assessments scrutinised by Work and Pensions Committee
14 March 2020
The Committee will first hear from Citizens Advice, Scope and the Disability Benefits Consortium on the assessment process in general, before questioning several charities on how it affects claimants with specific disabilities and health conditions.
Focus of the hearing
The session is likely to focus on the progress made in improving the process since the previous Committee's recommendations in 2018, what further changes are needed, and the implications of the Department for Work and Pensions' proposed reforms through the Health Transformation Programme.
Wednesday 18 March at 9.30am, Grimond Room, Portcullis House
- Joe Lane, Principal Policy Manager, Citizens Advice
- James Taylor, Executive Director of Strategy, Impact and Social Change, Scope
- Geoff Fimister, Policy Co-Chair, Disability Benefits Consortium
- Anastasia Berry, Policy Manager for Welfare, MS Society
- Eleanor Southwood, Chair, Royal National Institute of Blind People
- Rosa Morris, Local Advisor, Mind
- Jane Harris, Director of External Affairs and Social Change, National Autistic Society
- Eve Byrne, Head of Campaigns and Public Affairs, Macmillan Cancer Support