Reviews and re-assessments. Often unfair and unnecessary, but is there hope ahead?

Posted on: March 7th, 2019 by Amy
Elderly woman waiting

News broke yesterday that the work and pensions secretary, Amber Rudd, is scrapping repeat assessments of disabled pensioners who receive personal independence payments (PIPs). In her speech, Ms Rudd said “Disabled pensioners have paid into our system for their whole lives and deserve the full support of the state when they need it most.” The news led us to reflect on a similar situation in the Continuing Healthcare (CHC) system. Once eligibility for CHC is agreed, the care needs of the individual are reviewed after three months and then annually through the course of their eligibility. …read more