Government in court over disability benefit changes

Why are this government nbasically trying to kill us and/or make our lives Hell on earth?

Disability Benefits Consortium

Court proceedings will begin in Birmingham today to determine whether the Government’s decision to change the eligibility criteria for the disability benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was unlawful.

At the end of 2012 the DWP announced, with no consultation, that the distance people would need to walk in order to qualify for the highest rate of the mobility part of the benefit would change from 50 metres, to just 20 metres.

Now, if disabled people can walk more than 20 metres – even using aids such as sticks – they will no longer qualify for the highest rate of the benefit.

The change could mean a loss of over £33 a week or access to a Motability vehicle, electric wheelchair or mobility scooter – which many use to get to work, college or medical appointments. Government projections show that over half a million people are set to lose out under…

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About andriae4

Past OCCUPY activist. Drug Policy Reformer & AIDS Activist. Mother of a wonderful nine year old daughter and MSc Social Policy & Planning (LSE, 2004) I also live with several M&Phys health challenges but hanging in there:-)
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