Disability Living Allowance
Damning report says disability reassessments are destroying public trust.
Yesterday, I co-sponsored a motion in Parliament on Hospital Car Parking Charges. The campaign against Car Park charges has
Let’s hope this sees the beginning of the end of a period that has seen many disabled people left destitute, depressed and broken
164,000 could be entitled to more in benefits.
Campaigners say people are being forced into poverty.
This is likely to mean that I could loose over £4,000 pounds per year. That is 23% of my total income after paying rent and council tax. That is a massive drop in income.
The government claimed that PIP would be a fairer benefit which would help more disabled people and assist in the fight against fraud. From the outset however, disabled people raised their voices in concern, and ever since there has been a growing clamour of stories from people who have been failed by the new PIP assessment process... No matter how you spin the latest statistics, for those who the Personal Independence Payment was designed to help it's been a nightmare. Isn't it time that the voices of disabled people were listened to, and this failed benefit change was over turned?
Britain has already been accused of 'grave and systemic violations' of their rights.
Disabled people’s ability to live independent lives has been eroded by years of cuts to social care and payments, a leading
They are who PIP was designed to help. Yet we are thrust into a situation where we are having to fight to prove our impairments, battle to describe what that they mean to our lives and give out deeply personal and private information to anyone who asks.