Millions of pounds taken from people with MS under PIP

People with MS have lost out on at least £6 million a year in benefits since Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was introduced. PIP started to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in 2013.

The Department for Work and Pensions has told us that between October 2013 and October 2016:

  • almost one in three people (2,600) with MS who received the highest rate mobility component of DLA had their payments cut after being reassessed for PIP.
  • nearly a quarter (800) who received the highest rate for the care component of DLA…

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