“We’re Being Treated Like A Financial Inconvenience” #Budget2016

Nothing this government does makes sense. They are spending more money on people who appeal than if they had left them alone.

Same Difference

Kate Rae, from Aveley, Thurrock, in Essex, was keen to get back to work after being diagnosed with a serious disability. And for four years, government support, in the form of the disability living allowance, allowed her to do so.

But in January, six days into a new job as an events sales executive for a four-star London hotel, Rae got a letter saying that her reassessment for the new personal independence payment (PIP) had found her capable of walking between 20 to 50 metres. She no longer qualified for a Motability car, crucial for her journey into London for work. Without it, she was forced to give up her job.

This weekend, Rae, 40, was dealt another blow: she expects to be one of the 200,000 disabled people who will lose benefit altogether, according to a Labour analysis, under further changes to disability benefit to be included in Wednesday’s…

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