Last Friday the Beeb (radio4) ran a scurrilous "dis-wash" piece (trying to bolster its lords and masters the regime regarding disability benefits) and trumpeting how some people (in a few selected areas) have challenged and overturned their PIP refusals - This is not the experience of the many but of the few.
To: UK Government
Scrap PIP (Personal Independence Payment) & restore DLA (Disability Living Allowance.)
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?
This petition now has a target of 10,000 signatures ~ the politicos won't get out of bed for anything less. Achieving this depends on all of us to promote this petition on any and all platforms/social media and contact all your friends and families and all other organizations to which you belong or think would publicize us ~ THANK YOU!
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
Not sure ~ perhaps via press conference and / or email.