The Government would like to make it even harder for those who want to claim PIP. PIP has replaced DLA and people claiming DLA are now being shifted over to PIP. If you have received your notification of change then you must apply for PIP within the 4 weeks stated. If you don’t your money will stop.
Now applying for PIP isn’t easy. The form is very long and repetitive and I can’t stress enough that you should always get help when filling this form in. It’s very easy not to fill it in correctly and sadly that’s what this government want you to do.
The governments plans to change their point system is unfair. They want to basically cut the points for “aids”. An aid can be a stair lift, a handle at the side of a toilet to help you stand up, a seat that you sit on whilst having a shower. Anything that basically makes your life easier so you can function.
Now the government are saying that these aids are inexpensive and therefore shouldn’t be regarded as being important. Disabled people, they say, should provide these themselves.
I’ve yet to meet a disabled person claiming DLA or PIP that have been wealthy enough to be able to pay for all the aids that they need. On the contrary they often have to fight hard with social services or other organisations to get these aids that provide the essential support that they need.
Being disabled isn’t an easy ride as the Tories seem to think. It’s a very hard and often lonely life. The way that they have been attacked by this government is shocking and I’m sure that they could well have broken many human rights laws.
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Personal Independence Payment: aids and appliances descriptors – Consultations – GOV.UK