Thursday, 17 January 2013

Taking DLA away from disabled people is a dangerous experiment

While the government says claimants should only be judged able to walk more than 20 metres if they can do so "reliably, repeatedly, safely and in a timely manner", they have not given this qualification legal force by including it in the regulations. Without this, and with Atos and Capita responsible for PIP assessments, I fear we will face a repeat of the suffering, hardship and clogged appeals process associated with the notorious work capability assessment.

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Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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