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Middle East: Education

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL181, tabled on 19 May 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for recording proceedings at Personal Independence Payment assessments.

Answered on

27 May 2016

The recording of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) consultations by assessment providers is not currently part of the contractual specification for PIP assessments.

However, claimants can ask to record their own assessment, provided they comply with the conditions put in place: they must::-

  • Inform the provider in advance;
  • Be able to provide a complete and accurate copy (CD / audio cassette only) of the recording to the health professional at the end of the consultation; and
  • Sign a declaration agreeing that they will not use the recording for any unlawful purpose.