The recent announcement that everyone receiving Personal Independence Payments (PIP) will have their claim reviewed, was made by the Department for Work and Pensions. The issue is how those with mental health issues are being assessed, and proves just how vital a clear understanding of these conditions are. In the week when Elexxer Healthcare unveiled its plans for a new Training Academy which will focus on mental health the government statement underscores the real need for the training we are offering. A total of 1.6 million of the main disability benefit claims will be reviewed, with around 220,000 people expected to receive more money. The issue is an example of where law and healthcare meet and raises many of the points LEXXER Law use in advocacy for those suffering from mental health issues. It. comes after the DWP decided not to challenge a court ruling that said changes to PIP were unfair to people with mental health conditions. The review could cost £3.7bn by 2023, and without proper investment in training similar problems will arise. The minister for disabled people, Sarah Newton, said the DWP was embarking on a “complex exercise and of considerable scale”. She added: “Whilst we will be working at pace to complete this exercise it is important that we get it right.”