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TOPIC: PIP assessment 20 miles away/Equality Act.

PIP assessment 20 miles away/Equality Act. 2 months 4 days ago #227739

They've made me an appointment in Warrington, despite having several centres here in Manchester.
I can only change this appointment once, and I'm absolutely shocked that they've done this.
Isn't this discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 to send a disabled person 20 miles away?

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PIP assessment 20 miles away/Equality Act. 2 months 4 days ago #227744

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The Assessment Providers have been told that they can make appointments up to 90 minutes travel by Public Transport. You can certainly refer them to the Equality Act when moving the appointment but it is still going to cost you one of your two opportunities to attend.

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PIP assessment 20 miles away/Equality Act. 2 months 4 days ago #227746

It's absolutely grotesque.
It's at ten in the morning, too, so even more difficult to get to.
It means that if I have any problems attending the next appointment, then I've had it.

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PIP assessment 20 miles away/Equality Act. 2 months 4 days ago #227748

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Have you checked that the journey is under 90 minutes at that time of day, the Google Journey Planner allows you to set an arrival time?

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PIP assessment 20 miles away/Equality Act. 2 months 4 days ago #227751

Gordon, I'm extremely anxious about this.
If you can't think of anything useful to say, would you mind not responding , please?

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