Blog: Benefits

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".