Five Stories Of PIP Reassessment

Same Difference

As told to yesterday’s Guardian.

‘It’s hard to understand why we have all had to go through this’ – Angelene Wright, 66, from Lincolnshire

I’m a carer for my 64-year-old husband who is in the final stages of multiple sclerosis.

My husband received a lifetime DLA award about 15 years ago. He is now unable to walk and we are dependent on our home carers for most of his personal care. I have lasting power of attorney as he can no longer sign his name. He can just about feed himself with special cutlery, as long as the food is soft and cut up small. He is totally dependent on others for all his needs.

We went through the reassessment process earlier this summer. With the help of our social worker and rehabilitation consultant, my husband was granted the new benefit without having to go through a face-to-face interview –…

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