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Monic1511

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Scope chairman refused PIP
« on: October 06, 2018, 09:20:21 AM »
Caught a news article this morning saying that Andrew McDonald chairman of disability charity Scope is calling for reform of pip after his claim was refused.  He is a former civil servant who has Parkinsonís and incurable prostrate cancer.   
One one hand I find it ironic that his reaction is to call for a root and branch reform of the system now but on the other itís good that it happened to a higher profile person as it gets press attention.

I looked for a link on the bbc as it was their radio news I heard it on but canít find the link yet.

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Re: Scope chairman refused PIP
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 09:28:45 AM »
There was an interview with him on the Radio4 Today programme. You may be able to find that on i-player.

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Re: Scope chairman refused PIP
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2018, 04:15:07 PM »
While I'm sorry he's going through this, the higher profile being noticed and reported by media will hopefully help the ignorant realise the stupidity of the assessments and results that are inconsistent with conditions that just don't make sense medically. Shame it seems it's only the Guardian writing about it as their readers are more aware of the than most other news sources. 

I still have my severely depressed friend waiting for a tribunal date for her son's PIP appeal having supported her brain damaged husband for the 15 months it took to get to Tribunal with his appeal and won that from nothing for either to enhanced for both. It's like she's had no respite from one long arduous PIP battle before stepping into the next and she's not coping with it. She's needing someone with her to keep her safe and this situation should never happen.

In the article he implies he's fortunate in that he can afford the loss of PIP while he appeals but he's also fortunate that his mental health is good enough to cope with the appeal process.

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Re: Scope chairman refused PIP
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2018, 05:34:37 PM »
I would love to see one, just one, journalist with the merest hint of a backbone to ask McVey (or any other government minister from the DWP)  if the government is determined to emulate the US's disability denial system?  If the government's response was to simply say, 'Of course not'  my next question would be to ask, 'Then why is it the government's whole disability assessment program virtually mirrors the US's system?