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Pip voucher how will that work

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alexis39
alexis39 Community member Posts: 69 Connected
edited June 4 in PIP, DLA, and AA

I know hasn’t happened yet I’m hoping it doesn’t as I take care of myself

All things I buy are online like Amazon or supermarket etc they don’t take vouchers online unless it’s there own voucher.


I buy special creams shower gels etc wound care all things that are specific for my sensitive skin aswell


plus i buy my own bed table just had to replace my manual wheelchair


also I get Bt internet and Netflix etc are they going to say we can’t have tv next not much I can do but I try bulk of my pip goes to my car


I saw someone else say their whole amount pays for a car as they brought one so it takes their motability and care to pay for it


Vouchers just are not viable to make our quality of life worth living


Really hope this doesn’t happen

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  • Ironside1990
    Ironside1990 Community member Posts: 65 Courageous
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    It won't happen at all. The costs to implement it would be too much.

    The Tories are dying, so they are desperate for votes. Looks to be not working.

    It probably won't get past the consultation stage, if the tories get kicked out.

  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,489 Disability Gamechanger
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    There has been no explanation for this outside of a statement or two. So it really is just speculation, ideas thrown at a wall so to say.

    They/Them, however they are no wrong pronouns with me so whatever you feel most comfortable with
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  • rita444
    rita444 Community member Posts: 31 Courageous
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    Hi I hope this dosnt happen too.

    My son was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. He's 34 lives alone gets enhanced care and middle rate mobility . He's on antiphycotics and under the mental health team . Also was sectioned for a short while couple year ago .

    He cannot use public transport as gets agitated with the noise and sometimes verbally abusive to people . I have to accompany him if he goes anywhere . The extra money from pip pays for taxis to his appointments or food shopping trips . Also hel only ware certain fabrics of clothing ,so he spends extra to get theses . Hel only eat certain foods as sometimes if I prepare a meal for him he thinks it's contaminated and puts it in the bin .

    The only things he likes to do is build model airplanes ,but this is an expensive hobby .but this also calms and keeps him stable I can't see what the vouchers would achieve.

    It would just make people loose there independence and quality of life .

  • Dave1993
    Dave1993 Community member Posts: 33 Connected
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    i have schizophrenia myself but i don't think people like me are your son would qualify even for the vouchers the way the government are talking

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