Sense Responds To Government Announcement Of Planned PIP Cuts

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A press release:

Government announces additional cuts of 1.2billion for disabled people on the Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

 

Sense responds to the government’s decision to reform the way eligibility for PIP is assessed

[11th March 2016] National deafblind charity Sense has responded to the government announcement that it will push forward with plans to change the eligibility criteria for people applying to receive the Personal Independence Payment.  Under the proposed changes, people who qualify for the benefit due to their use of ‘aids and adaptions’ will be far less likely to score enough points to qualify for the benefit.

Sense has raised concerns that the proposal will adversely affect the lives of the deafblind and disabled people that the charity supports. People with sensory impairments often rely on a range of aids and adaptions to help with daily living, including items such as hearing aids, long canes, vibrating…

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