Disability Living Allowance reform – public consultation

Background

This consultation seeks your views on the Government‘s proposals to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with a new benefit – Personal Independence Payment. The Personal Independence Payment will continue to be a non-means tested, extra costs benefit but everyone receiving it will have to undergo a new assessment (including people currently receiving DLA).

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Disability Alliance  will be responding to the consultation. You can feed into our response through our online questionnaire at www.surveymonkey.com/s/dlareform.

This will help us respond in full to the Government’s plans and ensure we cover all your views Thank you for completing our survey.

We would also like to see your answers to the Government’s consultation questions which we have provided online here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/dlareformgovtquestions
 
Please also see the DWP consultation document online at: www.dwp.gov.uk/consultations/2010/dla-reform.shtml

DA press release

Responses from this consultation will inform secondary legislation on the detailed design of the benefit, including requirements for the new assessment.

You can keep in touch with Disability Alliance activity on DLA reform by completing our survey and giving us your email or other contact details.

Please do distribute to help us generate as strong a response as possible.

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4 Responses to “Disability Living Allowance reform – public consultation”

  1. malka Says:

    In the strongest terms i hope it is made clear that disabled people and carers have had enough of this government’s constant harrassment of the most vulnerable people in society. ESA and PIP are designed to take benefits and everything that matters to a disabled person like security, care, compassion, finances, away. the government is with lumping them together with everyone else on benefit. They have been made to feel like scroungers and this is disgraceful and extremely damaging to each individual person struggling to cope with every day life.

  2. Disability Living Allowance reform – public consultation – comment online « Carers Support Service, (Worthing and District) Blog Says:

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  3. carol Says:

    I agree with Malka “17 dec” could not have worded it any better.. Totally agree, made to feel like a scrounger….

  4. Sheila Payne Says:

    I always feel that any new Assessment is a trap!

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