The PIP assessment as it stands will take hundreds of pounds a month from blind people


Dear Maria Miller,

I’m coming to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health and Visual Impairment meeting tomorrow (21 May 2012) to help explain the importance of Disability Living Allowance.

I understand you will be at this meeting, but I am not sure that i will get the chance to tell you what I want to say, or if I do get that chance, I’m not sure you actually hear me, so I thought I would write you this open letter on my blog.

I am visually impaired, so is my partner.  We are both registered blind.  We both work, although that shouldn’t be relevant, because DLA (and pip) are NOT ‘out of work’ benefits.  It is designed to cover the extra costs of living with an impairment or long-term health condition.

We have many concerns about the change from DLA to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and we fear the…

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