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To: The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Scrap dangerous disability benefit reforms
Seriously ill and disabled people’s incomes are under threat from unfair and dangerous reforms.
Why is this important?
The government has announced changes to disability benefits which will deny vital support to some people who become seriously ill or disabled from next year. They could also face sanctions if they do not comply with specific work-search expectations that could threaten their wellbeing.
Working age disabled people are almost twice as likely as non-disabled people to be in poverty. And this gap will only widen when the changes are introduced.
Instead of looking at how to cut costs by preventing people who need it getting extra support, the government should focus on tackling the reasons why increasing numbers of people are too unwell to work.
Seriously ill and disabled people need security and support, not sanctions, cuts and high-stakes assessments. Sign the petition today.