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National Pro Bono Week 4-8 November
This #ProBonoWeek Z2K want to recognise the extraordinary contributions from Allen & Overy, Cooley, Kingsley Napley, Hogan Lovells, Mayer Brown, Morrison & Foerster, Freshfields, Osborne Clarke and Charles Russell Speechlys in supporting clients at tribunal to appeal negative decisions. THANK YOU!
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.
PTSD and the Welfare System
Sufferers of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder who apply for social security payments are frequently having their symptoms overlooked and their conditions ignored, forcing them to go through the long, draining process of appeal in order to get the payments they are entitled to.