1) Scrap PIP (Personal Independence Payment) & restore DLA (Disability Living Allowance)
2) End Discrimination in Disability Benefit Assessments especially where invisible disabilities are the main or only presenting issue.
Why is this important?
showed the extent of the problems faced by disabled people of all sorts in claiming Social Security Benefits. People with “invisible disabilities” e.g. mental health issues face particular problems in these assessments.
I wrote a UK gov petition which was rejected on the ground that someone had created something ‘similar.’ I believe that to be a quite spurious response to the serious allegation,
“PIP assessments are not fit for purpose. They are especially unfit where non-physical disability predominates. The result is that people who used to qualify under DLA, and whose condition may actually have deteriorated, are suddenly found not to fit the PIP ‘criteria.'”
During the Channel 4 programme shown 11.4 2016, various people agreed with the premise that PIP assessments are not fit for purpose. The
assessments are covert, superficial and unfair especially where mental health is the presenting issue.
There is clear bias in these assessments and that constitutes discrimination against people with “invisible disabilities.” If you agree then please sign the petition and pass it on to your friends and family and networks. Thank you.
How it will be delivered
In person via MP ~ if not then via press conference and email.