Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, recently raised a case involving identical twins who have the same genetic condition which involves lifelong learning disabilities and associated health problems. Both twins were assessed for PIP at different times by different assessors. But while one twin was granted PIP the other initially had their claim rejected. That decision was subsequently overturned after Emma intervened in the case and the family asked for mandatory reconsideration.

Emma questioned the government about the matter in the House of Commons on Monday 21 May.

Speaking afterwards, Emma said: ‘I am pleased that this case has now been resolved. But it caused stress and anxiety to the family concerned. The fact that identical twins with the same condition were treated so differently shows that the PIP assessment process is not fit for purpose and needs to be totally overhauled so that such decisions are avoided in the future.’

Have you been affected by changes to the benefits system? If so, I want to hear from you. Please email me at: emma.reynolds.mp@parliament.uk