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Complaints About PIP Assessment HCP

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I am requesting how many complaints have been received regarding the Independent Assessment Service assessor Mr. Steven Chadwick-Higgins.

Given that Mr. Chadwick-Higgins cannot tell the difference between 6 and 12 meters (which would be odd for someone that served in the RAF I would have thought) or his left from his right (again, having served in the RAF I would have thought this simple observation would be routine)

As estimating distances is vital to qualifying for differing rates of the PIP Mobility award then I am guessing being so way out on one estimate would not be a 'one-off' occurrence and would warrant many people complaining.

As the IAS is sub-contracted by the DWP then they should also come under the Freedom of Informations Act rules, I did ask Atos/IAS regarding complaints against this assessor but naturally, they ignored any request for information.

Yours faithfully,

Clive Arnold

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Dear Clive Arnold,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 24th
February.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

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