Mystery Survey On Opinion Outpost Website Asks About £20-£30 Weekly Reduction To DLA/PIP
An anonymous survey being promoted via the Opinion Outpost website asks contributors about how they would cope if their PIP/DLA was cut by £20 – £30 a week, a worried member has informed Benefits and Work.
Opinion Outpost is a website where individuals can sign up to complete surveys in return for cash or vouchers, after giving details about themselves
Our member was given the opportunity to complete a survey for claimants of DLA and PIP.
They were asked about their award of DLA or PIP and what disabilities they have.
They were also asked about how much they spent on disability aids and related articles.
Towards the end of the survey they were asked how they would cope if their benefit was reduced by £20 to £30 a month.
Our member is very concerned that this might be a survey by the DWP and could be evidence that they are intending further cuts.
However, it could also be a charity or advocacy group wanting to highlight the plight of claimants.
We’d be very pleased to hear from anyone who can shed more light on this.
Same Difference adds: Our editor is a member of YouGov, a better-known website similar to Opinion Outpost. She has not, as yet, been asked any questions about coping with such a reduction to her DLA.
However, we believe it is not unreasonable to think that if such questions are being asked by the DWP, YouGov will also be asked to promote them in the near future. So if our editor does receive such a survey from YouGov, we will keep readers updated.
Meanwhile we join Benefits And Work in being very interested to hear from any other members of Opinion Outpost who may have received their survey.