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.

The rules around Personal Independence Payments, which help with the extra costs of a long-term health condition or disability, will change on Thursday.

The charities claim people will be left without vital financial support.  Ministers said they were forced to act after two court judgements made the benefit more generous.  The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) said about 160,000 recipients of Personal Independence Payments would be affected if the changes go ahead.  Read on. 

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