Articles tagged with DLA
In the first of a new series, we offer up a round up of frontline bloggers from the week of 31st December. The issue of evidence - or lack of it - for Government policies has come through strongly this week in the frontline blogosphere. Another angry woman was particularly unhappy about the report from Westminster [...]
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“These new rules will lead to 960,000 fewer people getting help with the extra costs of coping with disability and 400,000 fewer will qualify for an adapted car from the Motability scheme.” Richard Exell describes the impact of the Government’s welfare reforms on disabled people and notes how they are having a wider social and economic impact.
The government has announced it’s draft PIP regulations now all of the consultations have closed. Two of the biggest issues with these draft regulations are as follows; Changing the criteria for enhanced mobility component of PIP for those with physical difficulties getting around - in a nutshell the Government has now decided that anyone who [...]
When I blogged on this topic back in January, I predicted thousands of disabled people would lose their Motability vehicles under the Government’s draft criteria for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), set to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) under the Welfare Reform Act. Yesterday, the Government published the final version of the criteria and the reality is far, far worse [...]