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Welfare Reform Bill

The Lords are debating this Bill this week and so far it’s not looking good, the general view from disability groups is that it will be bad news for people who get Disability Living Allowance (DLA)  which is being replaced with ‘Personal Independence Payment’. (PIP).

Eligibility to receive DLA, like Attendance Allowance, brings with it access to other assistance which will be lost with PIP. The qualifying period is longer and advisors are concerned that the tighter criteria will mean less people get the benefit full stop.

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