Disability Living Allowance Reform – Public Consultation

Send your response to the Disability Living Allowance reform – public consultation

This consultation seeks your views on the Government‘s proposals to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with a new benefit – Personal Independence Payment.

The full Proposals for the new allowance can be read at http://www.dwp.gov.uk/consultations/2010/dla-reform.shtml

The prospoals are provided in a number of formats including:

PDF

Easy read

British Sign Language

You can send your comments directly to the government by a number of ways:

Proposed changes to DLA

Personal Independence Payment will have two components:

There will only be two rates of each component (currently, DLA has three rates for ‘care’ which is being reformed into ‘daily living’).

Features of the Government plans:

Removal of DLA from disabled people living in residential care

The Government announced that they wish to stop paying Disability Living Allowance (DLA) mobility component to disabled people living in residential care. This change will mean that thousands of disabled people will no longer have the money to pay for things like a powered wheelchair, accessible taxis or a Motability car and this will leave many people trapped at home.

Campaigning against the changes

Tell us how the DLA reforms will effect you

Add your voice to our 'Our Voice' section

ReThink

ReThink have launched their own campaign and consultation on the DLA reform new window

Mencap's Don't Limit Mobility report, supported by Rethink pdf

Leonard Cheshire Disability

Leonard Cheshire Disability fight against plans to stop paying Disability Living Allowance (DLA) mobility component to disabled people living in residential care, needs help to show the strength of support for the campaign in their week of action 6-12th February.

You can more details about Leonard Cheshire Disability campaign at http://www.lcdisability.org/?lid=14585

One Month Before Heartbreak - 14th – 16th January 2011

The Broken of Britain are running a campaign voice concerns regarding the DLA reforms:

"The consultation that’s currently ongoing about DLA reform ends on 14th February 2011. Which is Valentine’s Day, traditionally a day for love but which could severely affect disabled people if DLA reforms aren’t handled correctly. We need to ensure that our voices are heard. We’re holding this event a month before the consultation ends in order to raise awareness of the consultation and give people to chance to respond to it if they wish. Bendy Girl came up with the name of this event."

You can read more about the 'One Month before Heartbreak' campaign at http://thebrokenofbritain.blogspot.com/2010/12/announcing-one-month-before-heartbreak.html

You can also add your name to a number of petitions and surveys that will be submitted to the government as part of the consultation feedback.

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