Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Using an aid

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SunnyGirl
SunnyGirl Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
IDS resigned because he said that Cameron & Osborne were going to far by bringing in the rule that if a PIP claimant was using an aid or and aid was available they would not be awarded the points. There was a big stink about it at the time.  They are now implementing this rule and claimants are losing hundreds of pounds per month.

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  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
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    @SunnyGirl

    Where has it been announced that PIP claimants are no longer being awarded points for using aids?
  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Community member Posts: 596 Pioneering
    edited June 2017
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    I've not heard it either. If they did, they'd have to write the PIP criteria; as you get the lower points for needing an aid. (and I would be screwed because I was awarded PIP mostly on the basis of aids - even though my evidence mostly stated I need help from another person)
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