Thank you for contacting me about disability benefit assessments.
I firmly believe that the welfare system should protect the most vulnerable in society. The Personal Independence Payment is assessed on the basis of the needs arising from a health condition or disability, rather than the health condition or disability itself
PIP assessments look at an individual’s ability to carry out a series of key everyday activities which are fundamental to living an independent life, such as their ability to prepare, cook and eat food, dress and undress and make budgeting decisions. This ensures that the greatest level of support goes to those least able to carry out such activities in order to contribute towards the increased costs they are likely to incur.