Blog: Benefits

People with MS lose more than £6m of benefits a year after PIP is introduced, show figures

31 August 2017

A third of MS sufferers who previously received the highest rate of Disability Living Allowance have had their payments downgraded since 2013

DWP spends £39m defending decisions to strip benefits from sick and disabled people

30 August 2017

Source Independent:

Ministers have spent almost £40m in an “appalling” attempt to stop sick and disabled people receiving the financial help they are entitled to, The Independent can reveal.

Missed opportunities in latest PIP review

6 April 2017

Source MS Society:

A second independent review into how Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is working was published recently.

5 things you need to know about today's PIP changes

16 March 2017

Source MS Society:

Personal Independence Payment ( PIP ) is a benefit helps cover the extra costs you can face if you need help doing everyday tasks or find it difficult to get around. It’s replacing Disability Living Allowance ( DLA ) for people of working age across the UK.

Charities' plea over Personal Independence Payments

15 March 2017

Source BBC:

The chief executives of more than 30 charities have written to ministers urging them not to restrict access to a disability benefit.

Funding for social care announced in Budget

9 March 2017

Source MS Society:

The Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced funding of £2 billion over the next three years for the social care system in England.

Disability benefits: Number 10 defends changes to PIPs

3 March 2017

Source BBC:

Downing Street has defended plans to change access to disability benefits, saying that "nobody is losing out".

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