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A group campaigning against the unfairness of PIP assessments has released a series of 3 short documentary videos on Facebook.

One of the videos features a former DWP employee who was dismissed following a serious car accident. She says that PIP is not fit for purpose and that claimants who have their claim assessed on a Monday have the best chance of success because later in the week staff are trying to ensure they meet targets.

You can find out more about the campaign and view the videos here.

Comments  

#4 tintack 2016-11-29 21:54
Quoting Camly91:
I commend the video makers & people in the videos, i commend them highly, but they seem to be talking about ESA assessments, not PIP. In each video the person talks about work related questions, particularly the poor lady who overdosed.... she talks a bout being 'able to move a box from one place to another which is an ESA/WCA question & has nothing to do with PIP.
And even the ex DWP employee talks about work related points where she's clearly talking about PIP & ESA interchangeably....?

It's very unfortunate because it could discredit the videos somewhat, - I mean dont get me wrong I believe every word they are saying. But we all know PIP has nothing to do with work & someone more skeptical might be put off by the apparent factual inaccuracies making a video about PIP & then talking about what is obviously ESA. Its a shame because they are otherwise very well done.


Is there an overlap between the ESA and PIP descriptors which would account for this? Unlike ESA, PIP is not a specifically out of work benefit, but (as I understand it) it can be claimed by people not in work as well as those in work.

it seems odd that they would make the mistake of posting videos that relate to ESA when the campaign is called Stop PIP.
#3 David Hawley Aldersmith 2016-11-25 02:47
I am one of those in the Video, shortly to be released soon (David) we have done this to bring this to the attention of normal able bodied people who may not be aware of how THIS GOVERNMENT and it's process are failing genuine disabled people. please support and follow us, don';t criticize us- Thank you
#2 terry 2016-11-23 17:09
Well said.It seemed to me that they are talking about ESA/WCA
+1 #1 Camly91 2016-11-22 09:58
I commend the video makers & people in the videos, i commend them highly, but they seem to be talking about ESA assessments, not PIP. In each video the person talks about work related questions, particularly the poor lady who overdosed.... she talks a bout being 'able to move a box from one place to another which is an ESA/WCA question & has nothing to do with PIP.
And even the ex DWP employee talks about work related points where she's clearly talking about PIP & ESA interchangeably....?

It's very unfortunate because it could discredit the videos somewhat, - I mean dont get me wrong I believe every word they are saying. But we all know PIP has nothing to do with work & someone more skeptical might be put off by the apparent factual inaccuracies making a video about PIP & then talking about what is obviously ESA. Its a shame because they are otherwise very well done.

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