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UK: Government to end unnecessary PIP reviews for people with most severe health conditions

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Indigophoton, Jun 18, 2018.

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    Indigophoton Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/...for-people-with-most-severe-health-conditions
     
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    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Surely that means that such people will be thrown on the scrapheap/left to rot/etc. and surely not doing this was one of the primary justifications for scrapping DLA, at least according to the Tory's press statements.

    Please don't misunderstand, I am all for this, if it's applied, I'm just pointing out the utter hypocrisy, in a small fashion.
     
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    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Meanwhile, I was just reading FOI'd letter from Action for ME telling the DWP it's important for people with ME to stay 'positive' about prognosis... who could have guessed that might come back to hurt us.
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    A similar thing was promised by Damian Green for ESA for chronic conditions, which later transpired would be on a case by case basis but I have not seen any evidence that it was in fact put into practice.
     
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    surely just signs that someone has realised the waste of taxpayers money involved in repeating the same farce year on year against people who have lifelong disabilities. there has been many cases where children born with serious conditions have been put through this process how stupid are the people responsible for creating this abusive system not to put obvious caveats in place to prevent needless harassment of very disabled people and their carers .
     
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    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    They are not at all stupid, the system was deliberately designed so as to be "abusive". That's the aim and the point of it. IMO.
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The absurdity of it all has been highlighted time and again:

    "A teenager whose arms and legs were amputated after he nearly died from meningitis was ordered to attend a meeting in person or risk losing his disability benefits, his parents have said."
    "“It isn’t like he’s going to get better. He isn’t going to suddenly grow new arms and legs. We were shocked to be asked to attend the meeting."
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...he-is-disabled-to-keep-benefits-a6880526.html

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    A Mintlaw man who lost both of his legs in an accident four years ago has been told he must prove he is disabled, for a second time.

    Daniel Gallagher, 26, says he has been told that he must go to Aberdeen and prove that he is still disabled as his Disability Living Allowance changes to a Personal Independence Payment."

    https://www.fraserburghherald.co.uk...aw-man-told-to-prove-he-is-disabled-1-4110012

    and these are people with very visible disabilities.
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    PIP review changes come into force 31st May 2019

    https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1134468/pip-assessment-dwp-disability-benefits-uk
     
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    DWP gives private companies £630m for more disability benefit tests

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...st-government-contracts-pip-esa-a8949631.html
     
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