Today I challenged the Government in the House of Commons on the recent figures I revealed regarding PIP and ESA appeals.

Despite the Minister claiming only 3 percent of appeals are overturned, their own figures show in Barnsley two-thirds of those who are initially rejected PIP and ESA are shown to be eligible on appeal, with this appeal process taking more than 15 weeks on average.

This is completely unacceptable, and I questioned the Minister for Work and Pensions on whether the Government thinks it’s acceptable to make people in Barnsley wait nearly four extra months for vital financial assistance they are entitled to. You can watch the video here.



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