Without PIP entitlement, the affected person’s carer can’t qualify for carer’s allowance

The second reading of the Welfare Reform Bill resulted in a heated debate that highlighted real concerns for thousands of disabled people throughout the country.

If radical change to the Government’s proposals to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with Personal Independence Payments (PIP) isn’t agreed, the independence and quality of life for of thousands could be drastically affected.

The current proposals concerning eligibility criteria for this important benefit suggest altering the qualifying period from three months to six months.

The Government’s stated aim continues to be to save £1.45 billion in the Disability Benefits budget by 2014/15

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One Response to “Without PIP entitlement, the affected person’s carer can’t qualify for carer’s allowance”

  1. malka Says:

    time for people to wake up to the reality of what pip will do to the quality of life for so many people…namely rob them of benefits by trickery, and we the carers will be left to pick up the pieces…….

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