Very Sorry but the ILF has not been saved ….. yet.

Benefit tales

Since late last night a number of Blog items, Facebook and Twitter posts have appeared saying that the Independent Living Fund has been saved.

We’re very sorry but it isn’t correct.

All of the posts refer to this articlewhich was published yesterday.

The article is talking about a case in 2013, which the ILF Campaign won, which quashed the governments original choice to close the ILF because they had failed to follow correct procedure, which the government did accept.

However this year in March, having redone the Equality Impact Assessment for closure of the ILF, the Government announced that the ILF would be closed for a second time.

See the DWP announcements here , here  and the closure programme and transfer to local authority control here  and the second equality analysis here

The DWP Website states that the ILF is closed to new applications.  The revised date…

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