Our response to the Welfare Reform White paper

Yesterday, the coalition Government published its White Paper on Welfare Reform, which included further proposals to change the benefits system.

Iain Duncan-Smith spoke at length about getting more people back into work, rather than remaining on benefits. His aim is to simplify the benefits system through the introduction of a Universal Credit

While this simplification of the benefits system is a positive step forward we need clarification around the disability supplement for Jobseeker's Allowance and the proposed taper.

The Government needs to clarify how these disabled people will be identified to avoid duplication of the problems that have arisen when assessing people for other benefits such as Employment and Support Allowance

We need a much more robust assessment method that takes into account the nature of fluctuating conditions like Parkinson's.

How do the announcements in the recent White Paper affect you? What are your concerns for the future?

Tell us your stories by emailing campaigns@parkinsons.org.uk

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.