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BREAKING: Stephen Crabb MP Statement On PIP Cuts

March 21, 2016

As I type, Stephen Crabb MP is making a statement in the House of Commons.

On the proposed PIP cuts, he said:

“Personal Independence Payments were introduced to be a more modern and dynamic benefit to help cover the extra costs faced by disabled people, something its predecessor benefit DLA didn’t do. PIP is designed to focus support on those with the greatest need.”

And he said this works-  22% PIP claimants getting highest level of support compared to 16% DLA claimants.

“Before Christmas the Government held a consultation on how part of the PIP assessment works in relation to aids and appliances. As the Prime Minister indicated on Friday, I can tell the House that we will not be going ahead with the changes to PIP that had been put forward.”

“Behind every statistic there is a human being.”

“We have no further plans to make welfare savings” beyond those approved by Parliament two weeks ago.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. mili68 permalink
    March 21, 2016 6:06 pm

    Tweeted @melissacade68

  2. mili68 permalink
    March 21, 2016 6:06 pm

    Reblogged this on disabledsingleparent.

  3. March 21, 2016 6:13 pm

    Reblogged this on Ramblings of a Fibro Fogged Mind and commented:
    Braking news on PIP…

  4. Nick permalink
    March 21, 2016 6:29 pm

    we will need to wait on see on how the public react in the help blogs/forums to see if fairness is resumed and the deaths and negligence by the DWP stops

    A hotline number that deals only with suspected negligence by the DWP and there contractors should be set up so that the families involved in any negligence can be nipped in the bud at a local level and can then be addressed to save that persons life

    there is no other way as the DWP are to big and errors are made all the time on benefit claims with the claimant often to ill or unable to deal with the paperwork

  5. March 21, 2016 6:33 pm

    i recommend that someone like myself make sure that Stephen Crabb MP that fairness and justice in all matters of the DWP are his top priority only in going forward

  6. Spoonydoc permalink
    March 21, 2016 6:54 pm

    ARGH! The only reason the % of disabled people getting higher support is up is because the TOTAL number has dropped considerably. This is not something to celebrate!

    • March 21, 2016 7:13 pm

      It’s exactly like the unemployed figures are down because they’re pushing people into voluntary work.

  7. March 21, 2016 7:08 pm

    Crabb is a despicable person who has cheated on his parliamentary expenses, is homophobic (believes homosexuality can be “cured”) and voted against same sex marriage, plus he has a horrible beard. I wouldn’t believe a word he says.

    • March 21, 2016 7:23 pm

      Definitely NOT the idea person to run this! Also the changes voted in two weeks ago are still extremely negative

  8. March 21, 2016 11:39 pm

    “We have no further plans to make welfare savings” beyond those approved by Parliament two weeks ago.” Si they are sticking with the cuts to ESA.

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