‘PIP is a better benefit than DLA’
Following the meeting, MP Damian Green said: “The Ashford Chronic Pain Group asked me to go along to a meeting and I was happy to do so.
“It was a very useful meeting. It allowed people to bring to my attention specific issues they have.
“I will take these up with the relevant parts of the health service.
“A number of points were raised about ambulances and the William Harvey Hospital and I will take these up. Individual cases can illustrate what’s happening in the system.
“PIP is a better benefit than DLA.
“There was an independent report into how it could be improved which I was looking at in my position as Work and Pensions Secretary, which my successor will carry on with.”
Mr Green also said one of the areas looked at for improvement was in getting full information about people’s health conditions earlier in the process to avoid going to appeal.
More than 50 people attended the meeting at the Park Mall shopping centre