PIP or Personal Independent Payment was supposed to be much better than the old style DLA (Disability Living Allowance) politicians claiming people are going to be better off on this new benefit.
To get PIP has been very hard for many people, genuinely ill individuals being let down by the government, with a seriously paranoid mind.
Labour’s Angela Eagle asked a question about the amount of people at an assessment getting no points for mobility and daily living components, remembering you need to get above a certain score to get the benefit.
The scores were from Nov 2016 to October 2017:
Zero mobility, none zero daily living – 70,500
Zero daily living and none zero mobility – 5,780
Total for zero mobility and zero daily living component was 137,380, and October 2017 was the highest in all the months for people getting no scores for either at 6,940.
What this all means is something has gone wrong with the system, it is broken and this useless government intent in destroying lives whilst putting a gloss over the cracks so no one can see is simply draconian.
The opposition are clearly very weak, it is vital Labour stop moaning and groaning, stop waffling, and stop this madness, they can do more…much more, people are dying because of this government.
Of course Universal Credit is the biggest way of killing off the poorest in society, however messing with genuinely sick individuals, with enough proof they are sick is something this government really needs to stop and have a serious re think about the assessments, we would go further and ask those in charge to not even bother with certain people, those with serious mobility issues, and mental health problems must be exempt from any assessments.