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Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL8488, tabled on 14 June 2023

To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made on their plans to audio-record all assessments for disability benefit by default.

Answered on

22 June 2023

Audio recording is now available for face-to-face and telephone assessments with all the department’s assessment providers. These arrangements are publicised on providers’ websites and in the assessment invitation letters to claimants. The department remains committed to offering audio recording on an opt-in basis, giving claimants the choice of having their assessment recorded.