200,000 will lose PIP altogether due to rules change
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- Created: Thursday, 17 March 2016 14:39
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.