PIP

PIPs Disability Benefit Test ‘Traumatic And Intrusive’

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  From Disabled Go News.   A test for a disability benefit is “traumatic” for applicants and needs to change, according to former work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb. Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) help disabled people live an independent life. But the Preseli Pembrokeshire MP said applicants for PIPs found the test “very intrusive”. The […]

Stephen Crabb Reaffirms No PIP Cuts

Disability Rights UK

  From Disability Rights UK.   Over seventy observers, MPs and peers heard the Secretary of State at DWP Stephen Crabb repeat his commitment that the planned saving in personal independence payment would not be sought from cuts in welfare payments elsewhere affecting more disabled people. He outlined his plans for a green paper to […]

PIP Is A Disaster For Disabled People – At Last The Full Horror Is Emerging

Disability Dice

  By Frances Ryan in The Guardian.       When does reform become dangerous? Over three years ago the Conservatives began to roll out personal independence payments (PIP) – in essence, the mandatory, mass re-testing of disabled and chronically ill people – and the answer is getting stark. A report released today by Muscular […]

Disabled Man Left Housebound By Mobility Cut

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  By Mike Laycock in The Press. A disabled York man with an agonising back condition says he is housebound after officials decided he should lose his mobility car. Former plasterer Chris Paylor, 37, of Poplar Street, off Poppleton Road, said he had had a Motability car for four years after doctors discovered he had […]

Newcastle MP Tackles Prime Minister On Motability Cuts

Catherine MP

  By Catherine McKinnell.   Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has today tackled the Prime Minister about the number of disabled people losing their independence as a result of the Government’s benefit changes since 2013. Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons, Catherine raised the case of her constituent, William Bradney, who has recently […]

Disabled People Accused Of Using Aids They Don’t Need

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By Frances Ryan in The Guardian. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) knows a good day to bury bad news. Veiled under the New Year holiday – in a consultation set to close next week – the government is quietly examining how to cut eligibility for its disability benefit, personal independence payment (PIP), which […]

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