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Monday, January 14, 2019

MP fumes over treatment of disabled claimants

Clwyd South MP Susan Elan Jones (pictured) has slammed Government figures showing three-quarters of her constituents who appealed about their Personal Independence Payment status in 

2017/18 were successful in overturning the original decision.

“It’s outrageous”, she said.

“The Government is admitting that in one year, 90 out of 120 people with major disabilities and conditions like terminal cancer had the wrong decisions made about them. 

“They only got the funding and support they were entitled to because they had to go through the additional stress of a complex appeals process.

“Every year, my staff team and I help around 800-1,000 local people. A good number of these have this sort of issue.

"While I’m glad to see bad decisions overturned, the number of mistakes made shows the system really needs to change. It’s time the UK Government introduced a fairer way of assessing and supporting disabled and seriously ill people.”

* See Government Department for Work & Pensions stats (link below) for Clwyd South:

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