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Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 12293, tabled on 4 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of amending her Department's requirements on the use of audio recording equipment to make it easier for claimants to record benefits assessment interviews.

Answered on

10 February 2020

DWP remains committed to improving the assessment process, especially around trust and transparency. We are currently developing an approach to provide consistency for claimants across audio recording of Work Capability Assessments and PIP assessments.

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