To provide The Department for Communities with an independent report evaluating:
- The operation of the PIP assessment, including issues that the Department has been made aware of since implementation;
- PIP claimants’ experience of taking part in the assessment;
- Perceptions of health care professionals and other staff involved in carrying out the assessment; and
- How effectively Further Evidence is being used to assist the correct claim decision, exploring the balance between how much, and the type of, evidence sourced and what the claimant is asked to provide.