A TEENAGER who is blind, severely autistic and barely able to speak has been ordered to attend a meeting – to check if he should continue to receive benefits.
Ciaran Vassie, 16, was told by the government just four years ago that he would receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for life.
But Ciaran’s DLA payment is being scrapped and he must now travel to be assessed for a maximum £141.10 a week Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
Although the amount of the new payment is roughly similar, Ciaran, from Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, now faces having to be reassessed every three years.
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have refused even to carry the eligibility check at home because Ciaran’s “unpredictable” behaviour could pose a risk to staff.