Cons proposals for PIP

Cons proposals for PIP



Sunak and his government need flogging - end of!

Here are his government's proposals relating to PIP.

Awards for claimants with physical health conditions and those with mental health issues were called into question by Sunak.

He argued that whilst some people need money for aids such as handrails or stairlifts “Often they’re already available at low cost, or free from the NHS or Local Authorities. And they’re one-off costs so it probably isn’t right that we’re paying an ongoing amount every year.”

MY VIEW ON THIS: I need PIP for my motability car, also to get CBD and other natural remedies as I'm not a fan of co-codamol and other pain killers and things to make life easier that I can't get elsewhere, I buy my own walking sticks that go with what I wear, so they blend in and don't stand out, it helps my minds train of thought.

In addition, claimants with mental health conditions are to be targeted because “for all the challenges they face it is not clear they have the same degree of increased living costs as those with physical conditions.”

MY VIEW ON THIS: People that suffer from mental health issues need just as much care and support as anyone with physical conditions. My Fibro drags my mental health down with it, and it sucks! How I feel physically no matter how the pain is, it affects my mental state

In fact, Sunak wonders if these claimants should be given money at all:

“And we’ll also consider whether some people with mental health conditions should get PIP in the same way through cash transfers or whether they’d be better supported to lead happier, healthier and more independent lives through access to treatment like talking therapies or respite care.”

Sunak said he wants to see more medical evidence required to substantiate a claim and a limit on “the type and severity of mental health conditions that should be eligible for PIP.”

Finally, Sunak announced that, if the Tories win, they will introduce “a new Fraud Bill for the next Parliament” which will mean the DWP will be able to search claimants homes, seize possessions such as computers and mobile phones, arrest claimants and impose fines.

We do want to reassure readers that most of these proposals will only happen if the Conservatives win the next election.

And with almost 3.5 million people depending on PIP in England and Wales alone, plus 1.5 million carers allowance claimants, Sunak may have just given five million people a reason to get out and vote.

MY VIEW - In Reflection:
WITH the general election on its way make sure when it's here DO GET OUT AND VOTE, OR CAST YOUR POSTAL VOTE, let's get this circus out of power in the big top!

To help my mental health, I've rejoined Radio Tircoed, mixing with people again has taken me an age to get back into doing again. Yes my physical health is going to affect what I can do and the times I can do it. My major problem is not listening to my body, and pushing myself too much and too often, then I wonder why i'm in agony and stuck in bed or in my first floor flat the next day.

I really need a ground floor flat or bungalow so I don't become a prisoner in my own home.

I want to work, I want to get off benefits, no company wants to take someone like me on. I don't have good health, so they automatically throw me on the scrap heap.

That's my view on this story that was mentioned in the latest email from benefitsandwork.co.uk


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