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Welfare Reform Bill Progress – Legal Action from Disability Alliance?

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Here’s an update from Disability Alliance (see www.disabilityalliance.org for more on their campaigning and policy info):

‘The Government plans to abolish DLA for working age disabled people (16-64 years of age) continue apace. The Welfare Reform Bill has now completed Commons stages.’

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‘Disability Alliance is now considering legal action to ensure DWP meets legitimate expectations in terms of DLA/PIP plans. We are very keen to know what our members/subscribers think of this proposed action to ensure we are not acting without a mandate.’

Please tell Disability Alliance what you think by completing the very short survey online at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/potentialdlalegalchallenge

‘Disability Alliance has used your previous input and our survey on DLA to express concerns to DWP about the potential impact of the Government plans. We believe many disabled people would be substantially disadvantaged as a result of Government proposals to reduce expenditure by over £2 billion and end low rate care DLA payments (which 652,000 disabled people currently receive). Disabled people and members have told us that the plans may cause higher use of NHS/council services for example. DWP have, to date, failed to address our concerns sadly.’

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