­
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: we now know how many disabled people had their benefits ‘slashed’ by the government

we now know how many disabled people had their benefits ‘slashed’ by the government 17 Jan 2018 08:11 #5734

  • Paul-UB40
  • Paul-UB40's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 2242
  • Thank you received: 1535
It’s official: we now know how many disabled people had their benefits ‘slashed’ by the government

JANUARY 16TH, 2018 Steve Topple

A request by a Labour MP to the government has revealed the extent to which disabled people have had specific benefits cut. It shows that nearly 200,000 people lost their support in the space of just over four years.

“Impoverishing”
The Labour MP for Chesterfield, Toby Perkins, questioned then Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Gauke in October and November 2017. He asked how many people who previously received the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) were not awarded its replacement, the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). This was for the period from 8 April 2013 to 31 July 2017.

The government finally released the full details on 15 January, after seemingly holding the information back. It revealed that 189,960 disabled people who previously got the DLA were denied PIP. This is 21% of all disabled people who were reassessed by private outsourcing firms Atos and Capita.

More Here;
www.thecanary.co/uk/2018/01/16/official-now-know-many-disabled-people-benefits-slashed-government/
The administrator has disabled public write access.
­