The Press Association: Charities slam legal aid changes

 

The Government’s cuts to the legal aid budget for disabled people appealing against benefits decisions could end up costing more in the long-term, a group of 24 national charities has warned.

The charities, including Mind, Scope, the RNIB, Mencap, and Leonard Cheshire Disability, believe the Government’s cuts to legal aid for those appealing against benefits decisions, will see around 80,000 people – the majority of them disabled – left with nowhere to turn for help if they fall through the net of welfare support.

Their campaign comes as MPs debate the Government’s Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill in the Commons this week.

The Press Association: Charities slam legal aid changes

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2 Responses to “The Press Association: Charities slam legal aid changes”

  1. Wendy MacKenzie Says:

    This is disgraceful but sadly typical of a Government that seems to be saying “The new order is this – Work or Die!”

  2. Vanessa (@AspieMum) Says:

    Under Universal Credit loss of disability benefits will mean loss of home if you can’t meet the requirements placed someone deemed fit for work because you were mis-assessed as fit for work when you’re not.

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