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Disability Wales Says The Effects Of PIP Are Devastating

August 1, 2016

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.

It’s putting a lot of stress on me, because I’m wondering how I’m going to manage if for some reason I don’t get PIP awarded after going through the reconsideration and the appeal.

I think my health is suffering already because I’m not sleeping, I’m worrying basically everyday of the week as to what can I do.

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.

PIP targets support where it is needed most with more than 20% of people getting PIP now receiving the highest possible payments, compared to 15% under DLA.

We have worked with disabled people, carers and health professionals to make the PIP assessment process as simple as possible and since April 2013 only 2% of all PIP decisions have been overturned at appeal.

– Department for Work & Pensions
2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2016 2:25 pm

    “Disability Wales has been awarded a funding package by Welsh Government totaling £600,000 over the next three years.”

    So why isn’t Disability Wales asking it’s mates in the Labour party run Welsh Government to do something? anything?
    There’s been plenty of crime, I’ve reported lots myself, so where are the police in Wales?

  2. mili68 permalink
    August 1, 2016 6:10 pm

    Reblogged this on disabledsingleparent.

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