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PRESS RELEASE: Revised DWP letter to GPs continues to be misleading and put barriers between patients and their doctor.
From June 3rd 2019, the department for work and pensions began sending out a revised version of their much contended letter to GPs. This is the second time the letter has now been revised due to outrage by Z2K, other charities, MPs, claimants, doctors and patients. Z2K respond to new letters calling them out as they continue to be misleading.
Moving from DLA to PIP could mean losing mobility and independence
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) began replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in 2013. Both benefits are designed, in theory, to help with the extra costs of having a disability or long-term health conditions. We are finding that the threshold for PIP is much higher than DLA, and people are worse off. This is particularly the case for those with physical disabilities, but no mental health issues.
Advertising Standards Authority takes Z2K’s Complaint about the misleading DWP “Myth Busting” ads to the next stage of investigation