Category Archive: (DLA) Disability Living Allowance

Jun 10

UK – Personal Independence Payment replaces Disability Living Allowance across UK

Minister says old system ‘was very much a product of its time’ The Government will roll out its re-designed disability benefit across the country today, replacing what it calls an “outdated” system. The Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which was trialled in the North of England in April 2013, replaces Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for working-age …

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Apr 02

UK – The day Britain changes: welfare reforms and coalition cuts take effect

A new world heaves into view this week with sweeping changes in the fields of welfare, justice, health and tax David Cameron leaves No 10, Downing Street: many of his government’s radical cuts and reforms are due to be introduced this week. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters Monday 1 April 2013 Bedroom tax introduced The aim is …

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May 14

UK – 500,000 to lose disability benefits

Iain Duncan Smith said there had been a 30 per cent rise in the the number of disability allowance claimants in recent years Half a million people are set to lose their disability benefits under government plans. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said he was determined to introduce radical reforms to disability allowances …

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May 13

UK – Benefit cuts: Atos in the frame to deliver new disability tests

Ten of the UK’s biggest private outsourcing companies have been shortlisted to deliver controversial Personal Independence Payment health assessments – with one notable exception Who will deliver a 20% cut to the disability living allowance benefits bill? We now know the contracts will be shared among 10 private companies, including the controversial French firm Atos …

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Oct 09

UK – Four in ten disabled children are living in poverty

Children’s Society publishes new report as part of national campaign Four in ten disabled children in the UK – that is 320,000 – are living in poverty, according to a new report by The Children’s Society. Nearly a third of those 320,000 are living in severe poverty. The Society says that when a disabled adult …

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