A Programmer’s Thoughts On PIPAT Software

Same Difference

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Hello. I’m not sure if this subject has come up before, but I feel it is worthy of attention. I have recently been investigating the software, called PIPAT that ATOS PIP assessors use to create their assessment reports.

I used to be a programmer and software tester, and I wanted to know how this software worked. Someone had managed to get a copy of the user guide from the DWP, released under FOI.

I have been going through the PIP assessment process myself, which is now heading for Tribunal, and I couldn’t reconcile in my mind how my disabilities were ignored when it came to awarding me points (I got zero). I know I am not alone here by any means. This software makes it all too easy for the assessor.

I discovered that the…

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