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200,000 will lose PIP altogether due to rules change

Analysis of benefits cuts by the Labour party have revealed that 200,000 claimants will lose their award of personal independence payment (PIP) altogether, the Guardian reports.

Changes to the PIP points system mean that fewer points will be awarded to people who need to use aids or appliances to help with using the toilet or dressing and undressing.

As a result, the complete loss of PIP will cost 200,000 claimants almost £3,000 a year.

In addition, a further 400,000 claimants will see their award cut from the enhanced rate to the standard rate, costing them over £1,400 a year.

Disability charities have called the cuts ‘devestating’.

You can read more on the Guardian website.

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#9 Pete1234 2016-04-15 19:46
I lost my indefinite DLA and did not get any PIP zero points I am 67 and getting worse. I did not walk at all but they put me down as walking 200 metres the assessor said I could handle a cup stated I was drinking tea which I was not. there are other anomalies but in short. The PIP assessment is a deception it is entirely different from DLA and most people have been downright deceived on changing over. i.e you are not informed adequately or responsibly how to answer the questions by anybody it is a catch you out scenario. The whole set up needs reworking but this government is too underhanded to pursue that avenue. I am going to appeal and expose as much as I can as and when I can
#8 Jim Allison 2016-04-14 22:51
Stephen Crabb was appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 19 March 2016. He has made a statement in Parliament recently that planned cuts to personal independence payment (PIP) will not go ahead ‘in their current form during the current Parliament. Can we believe him ? David Cameron has also made a similar statement.
+1 #7 Pete1234 2016-03-23 14:41
DLA awarded for life new form brought out called PIP assessors barely qualified in the medical field over ride Doctors and Specialists reports and diagnosis. Sit typing out what the are seeing and what they can catch you out on have the audacity to blatantly lie about some answers to questions. Then you have to worry, write, appeal spend money from your pension for all the help you are supposed to get .Then people say they are so grateful they received something what on earth is going on here these benefits are what you are entitled to. Plus I am informed that 5 billion is sitting waiting to be collected. This government is making fools of everybody anyway I have just subscribed to a site that needs 20,000 signatures to get the PIP scrapped and the former DLA for those who had it for life reinstated. People do not let this government ride roughshod over you as it is the thin edge of the wedge
+1 #6 Hugh 2016-03-23 10:28
HughP
I Understand that if you lose the mobility component, you lose the car; but I can't understand why the car must be given back to Motability immediately the decision is made. Surely, if you intend to appeal the decision, you should be able to keep the car pending the,obligatory request for mandatory reconsideration before finally appealing?
+1 #5 annken 2016-03-21 17:21
We are the fifth richest country in the world why is this government behaving as if we are the Fifth poorest. Where is your compassion? Where is you're humanity.
I believe Mr Cameron took his eye off the ball while smoozing up to his European friends . Hopefully this will cost him an GO their jobs.
+1 #4 MarkW 2016-03-18 20:02
Quoting Eli48:
Mark, There is a care component to PIP, and a mobility component, so yes it is about both.
The extra cash pays for taxi's for those that do not drive and cannot use public transport, pays for incontinence pads, other disabled items, for care, help with cleaning, some bills or food...... Even with a grab rail some disabled people still need someone with them to help shower, wash and dress, getting out of the bath safely, they may have other health conditions that means they need help even with a grab rail. Yes, you have missed the point totally.


That explains it better thanks - it has to be one of the most discriminating cuts ever thought of, hitting those who need the help more than anyone else.
It also appears to be a cuts target, so the assessors will be told how many they must fail each week to keep to a quota!
The Tories and IDS really do have to go!
+4 #3 Eli48 2016-03-18 13:10
Mark, There is a care component to PIP, and a mobility component, so yes it is about both.
The extra cash pays for taxi's for those that do not drive and cannot use public transport, pays for incontinence pads, other disabled items, for care, help with cleaning, some bills or food...... Even with a grab rail some disabled people still need someone with them to help shower, wash and dress, getting out of the bath safely, they may have other health conditions that means they need help even with a grab rail. Yes, you have missed the point totally.
+2 #2 MarkW 2016-03-18 08:40
Maybe they just take away the careers bit?
So you can't get anyone to help you cook hot food, perhaps get up and showered and dressed!

That will be just as isolating and could be even more distressing.......

What the heck is going on in the country!
+2 #1 MarkW 2016-03-17 20:01
Have I missed the point?
DLA at present keeps many disabled people mobile (through Motability) with a car. It will be replaced by PIP.

If you lose the allowance as you are moved to PIP you lose your car. Without a car, many disabled people will become isolated, will lose jobs, and lose independence.

That is not to do with being able to go to the toilet by oneself, is it!

Isolated people turn in, get depressed, and mental problems are not always far away.

I saw a comment that PIP was to pay for extras such as a grab handle in the shower, which as you only buy it once, the loss of extra cash will mean nothing once the handle has been bought.

I'm confused....... .....

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