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TOPIC: WHO BENEFITS FROM A CHANGE IN DISABILITY PAYMENTS?

WHO BENEFITS FROM A CHANGE IN DISABILITY PAYMENTS? 7 years 11 months ago #66822

  • pata1
Disabled people are living in fear of being left without enough money for food or transport if their payments are reduced or cut, according to a report released yesterday.

A study carried out by the Papworth Trust found that 86 per cent of disabled people would have to cut down on their essentials if Disability Living Allowance (DLA) payments were cut.

The DLA was introduced in 1992 to combat the higher expenses of day-to-day living for the disabled.

Most of the 3.1 million current recipients of payment will be reassessed under plans to axe the DLA and replace it with a Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
Meanwhile government officials insist that DLA payments are for additional living costs like increased transport costs or care fees.

A Department for Work and Pensions spokesperson also said that a lot of disabled people are currently being underpaid because of the inefficient DLA system.

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Re:WHO BENEFITS FROM A CHANGE IN DISABILITY PAYMENTS? 7 years 11 months ago #66824

  • qashqai
pata1 wrote:

A Department for Work and Pensions spokesperson also said that a lot of disabled people are currently being underpaid because of the inefficient DLA system.


Call me cynical, but when PIP comes in, I expect to lose my mobility benefit.
Maybe, if I cross my fingers long enough, I may get an increase :P

Caution, low flying pigs about :laugh:

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Re:WHO BENEFITS FROM A CHANGE IN DISABILITY PAYMENTS? 7 years 11 months ago #66828

  • originaldave
pata1 wrote:

Disabled people are living in fear of being left without enough money for food or transport if their payments are reduced or cut, according to a report released yesterday.

A study carried out by the Papworth Trust found that 86 per cent of disabled people would have to cut down on their essentials if Disability Living Allowance (DLA) payments were cut.

The DLA was introduced in 1992 to combat the higher expenses of day-to-day living for the disabled.

Most of the 3.1 million current recipients of payment will be reassessed under plans to axe the DLA and replace it with a Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
Meanwhile government officials insist that DLA payments are for additional living costs like increased transport costs or care fees.

A Department for Work and Pensions spokesperson also said that a lot of disabled people are currently being underpaid because of the inefficient DLA system.

Full Story


I know lots of disabled people, I think with most of them I will lose out on PIP at present on higher mobilty middle care looking at PIP I think I will get "standard mobility" "daily living component enhanced" I can only think of one person who will be better off and they will add mobilty to lower care.

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