IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT REFORMS ON DISABLED PEOPLE

Early day motion 1791

That this House believes that it is the sign of a responsible society that it supports disabled people to lead an independent and fulfilling life; further believes that, while reform is needed, the Government’s current plans are causing unnecessary uncertainty and creating risks for disabled people up and down the country; further believes that the Government has failed to appreciate the cumulative impact of the changes it is proposing; further believes that ill-thought through reform of disability benefits could push thousands of disabled people into poverty; considers it irresponsible to time limit to one year the payment of contributory employment and support allowance which will affect people suffering from cancer and fluctuating conditions; calls on the Government to abandon plans to remove the mobility component of disability living allowance from 80,000 people in residential care homes; further calls on the Government to retain automatic entitlement for people who have severe impairments, meaning that blind people, the mentally impaired and double amputees will not have to face the distress of applying for support that they genuinely need; expresses serious concern that 100,000 families with disabled children will see their support halved as a result of the decision to replace the disability element of child tax credit; and further believes that disabled people should have to wait only three months rather than six months before they can apply for the new personal independence payment.

Please ask your MP to sign this EDM

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One Response to “IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT REFORMS ON DISABLED PEOPLE”

  1. mozzas01 Says:

    Well done to the sponsor – it won’t help when local MP refuses to sign..
    Two years research advises that the situation is worse than most realise and this savage attack on the disabled has been planned for a long time.

    Diabolical cuts to disability benefits without any concept or concern of the human consequences is Freud’s trademark. Liberals should ask Clegg why he doesn’t challenge anything and we should be contacting Margaret Curran MP – shadow minister for disabled people.

    If you want to know why it will get worse, check out UNUM UK.

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