Disability Wales Says The Effects Of PIP Are Devastating
Disability Wales says the UK government’s Personal Independence Payment scheme is having a devastating effect on those with disabilities.
The not for profit organisation says it is receiving pleas of help from disabled people from around Wales who say that under the new Personal Independent Payments, they are losing out financially and facing hardship.
Recipients of PIP are assessed using a points system to determine what level of help they receive -claiming between £21.80 and £139.75 per week.
Neil Fabbeni has severe sight problems, and says he will lose around £500 a month from the change.
The Department for Work and Pensions says more people receive the highest possible payment under the scheme, compared to those under the old Disability Allowance.