Samuel sent this message via social media to Esther McVey , MP (Cons) ...
The government's admission that the DWP is removing essential funding support for individuals with genuine health conditions and disabilities and genuine need:
"This was recognised from the outset. In developing the PIP assessment we were aware that the vast majority of recipients of DLA were individuals with genuine health conditions and disabilities and genuine need, and that removing or reducing that benefit may affect their daily lives. However, we believe that these impacts can be justified as being a logical result of distributing limited resources in a different and more sustainable way…”. DWP
At least 400,000 disabled persons will not quality for PIP and consequently lose their independence, jobs, and Motability vehicles—effectively destroying their lives.
How is that, to use your words, "encouraging and supporting claimants back into work"?
The recent court judgement on PIP buys into the government argument that DLA is not a sustainable benefit. But in my opinion, DLA would be a sustainable benefit if the government combated tax evasion and avoidance by collecting all—or even a partial percentage—of taxes owed.