The Citizens Advice Bureau tackles the Personal Independence Payment

An example of what the change to PIP will mean for disabled people, from the CAB blog article.

An example of what the change to PIP will mean for disabled people, from the CAB blog article.

I can’t reblog the Citizens Advice Bureau article on what the change from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment will mean for the majority of claimants, because it’s not a WordPress blog. It is extremely valuable information, though, and I advise you all to visit the site at:

http://blogs.citizensadvice.org.uk/blog/personal-independence-payment-is-it-fit-for-purpose/

I will, however, give you a taste of what to expect: “Disabled people have already taken more than their ‘fair’ share of cuts – more than any other group. Within the next few years, over 600,000 fewer disabled people will get the support they need from disability benefits and risk plunging their households into poverty as a result.”

4 thoughts on “The Citizens Advice Bureau tackles the Personal Independence Payment

  1. Angie

    Adolf Hitler would be proud of what this government is doing to the disables people of this country but did this and other country’s condemn his crimes against humanity but is that what they are doing now crimes against humanity

  2. Jj

    From what I gather, PIP will simply turn the middle rate of DLA into the lower of PIP’s two rates.
    Those who are on lower rates of DLA will likely not qualify for PIP at all.

    It’s very worrying stuff and is genuinely the product of a mind that all too sorely needs an assessment of its own.

    The trouble is, the system is already broken. I offer care to someone who applied for DLA because they require support beyond their ESA (Support Group) allowance.
    I’ve now got to take someone with learning difficulties, as well as physical difficulties through the long arduous appeals process, most of which they don’t understand, because the DWP are innately dishonest.

    I was amazed at what I read when I requested the visiting officer’s report. She literally wrote all of the disabling conditions on the document’s cover sheet (for office filing) and omitted everything from the actual application.
    No doubt I’ll bee waiting for at least 10 weeks before I hear more back.

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