The DWP have revealed that thousands of claimants with epilepsy are losing some or all of their disability benefit on being transferred from disability living allowance (DLA) to personal independence payment (PIP).

Figures released in response to a written parliamentary question show that in January to December 2014, 180 claimants with epilepsy had their award decreased and 410 got no award at all.

In January to December 2015, 610 had their award reduced and 1,600 got no award at all.

In January to October 2016, 1,550 had their award reduced and 4,540 got no award at all.

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