Protecting welfare support news

  • Your experience of claiming benefits

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    As part of the DBC, we've put together four surveys asking about your experiences of claiming PIP, the impact of moving from DLA to PIP, getting support with housing costs and claiming ESA.

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    Proposed abolition of Work-Related Activity payment

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    In his July Budget, the Chancellor announced changes to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for future claimants placed in the Work-Related Activity Group (WRAG).

  • The July 2015 Budget

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    On the 8th July, George Osborne announced the budget. We welcome the fact that the rumoured taxation of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and working-age Disability Living Allowance (DLA) has not materialised.

  • RNIB responds to PIP taxation threat

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    It has been strongly rumoured that one of the measures to be announced in the Chancellor’s upcoming Budget statement on July 8 could be the taxation of Personal Independence Payment (and possibly Disability Living Allowance for those aged 16-64 and not yet transferred to PIP).

  • Victory in High Court after PIP delays ruled 'unlawful'

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    On 5 June 2015 the High Court ruled that a delay in paying Personal Independence Payment (PIP) benefits to two disabled people was "unlawful" and "unacceptable". The two claimants waited nine months for PIP, which left them "dependent on loan sharks and food banks".

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