May 15, 2017
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) has been phased out for people aged 16 to 64.
This has been replaced by Personal Independence Payments (PIP). People between 16 and 64 are entitled to £22 and £141.10 a week if they are successful in their PIP assessment.
Conservative leader Theresa May was taken to task over disability benefit cuts as she met an angry voter. Cathy, a well known person in Abingdon, squared up to the Prime Minister and condemned the Government’s cuts to help for people with disabilities.
Cathy has had the ear of the Prime Minister for a few minutes and made some headlines. Cathy said she had a mild learning disability and said she wanted her Disability Living Allowance back.
She confronted Mrs May as the Prime Minister visited Abingdon for a general election campaign visit.
She stood up for all those who had lost out through disability benefit cuts that have left some of the most vulnerable in distress. It made headlines.
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