Archive: Disability Living Allowance
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Disabled people in this country have not experienced an attack like we are facing now since before we started battling our way out of the institutions in the early 1970s. Despite cuts to benefits and support services and a rise in hostility to disabled people, all combining to push us out of society, we are not letting this happen without a fight.
Rethink Mental Illness has submitted a response to the Department of Work and Pensions about proposed changes to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) as one of a group of mental health charities. The new benefit, called Personal Independence Payment (PIP), is currently being tested and a further draft of the proposals will be published in October, once testing is finished and responses to the consultation have been processed.
The Government’s proposed changes under the Welfare Reform Act represent one of the most significant changes undertaken by the Coalition Government. There have been many different controversial proposals put forward as part of the Bill, with considerable implications for the lives of blind and partially sighted people across the UK. Guide Dogs for the Blind explore the replacement of DLA with PIP here.
United Response: Disability charity launches new easy read guide to living independently and managing money
The national disability charity, United Response, is launching a new free guide today to help people with learning disabilities, who want to live more independently, make financial decisions about their future.