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More than half of mental health sufferers have had their disability payments cut or scrapped [Image: Getty].

The statistics are damning. The people who have lost benefits after being forced to claim Personal Independence Payment didn’t do so because they got better.

They lost their benefits because the government wants disabled people to die.

The best way to do that is to ensure that those with only the most serious disabilities receive any benefit at all – and even then on only a reduced rate that is more likely to contribute to their ill-health than help them live a reasonably normal life.

Cutting off those who don’t have the most serious conditions – and consider this: their numbers include a man with life-threatening bulimia, OCD, depression and anxiety – is calculated to increase stress and worsen their ill-health, while also causing their mental health to deteriorate.

So, if their disability doesn’t kill them, they’ll be pushed into suicide.

And your Tory government wants you to believe it is a great success. On whose terms?

More than half of people with mental health problems have had disability payments axed or slashed under the Tory benefits shake-up , new figures reveal.

Nearly 125,000 people with psychological conditions who got Disability Living Allowance have been hit by the switch to ability-assessed Personal Independence Payment, says the charity Mind.

Victim James Downs lost his PIP despite life-threatening bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and anxiety.

His housing benefit was also reduced and, facing eviction, he considered suicide.

Source: Half of mental health sufferers have had their benefits slashed after PIP switch – Mirror Online


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