Disability Living Allowance (DLA)/Personal Independance Payment (PIP)
Little People UK's 'DLA/PIPs working group' have recently met to discuss the pertinent matter of the transition from DLA to PIPs, scoping the impact of this change on our members and will be considering how we move forward with this in discussion with the membership.
We know this issue is currently a huge cause for concern to our members, and many others within the dwarfism community. We are aware of several members who have already had their allowances removed, and are either going through appeals or struggling without this assistance. We know action is needed urgently.
LPUK are working on a number of different ways to help provide the support for our members, we have sourced professional help to create a DLA/PIPs Transition - guidebook, developed a DLA/PIPs Transition - your experience questionniare to gather information from our members and in the future we will possbile speak with members of parliament to bring about any necessary changes to make the process fair for all.
We are also building on our DLA/PIPs Transition - FAQ section to help answer some of the most common questions and alleviate some of the most immediate concerns, whilst also providing DLA/PIPs Transition - Useful Links page with useful information on the process of DLA/PIP transition and completing the forms.
If you have any useful information please don't hesitate to get in touch via our contact page, in confidence.
Here is a list of what have built up so far:
- DLA/PIPs Transition FAQs
- DLA/PIPs Transition - Useful Links
- DLA/PIPs Transition - Guidebook
- DLA/PIPs Transition - Your Experience
- DLA/PIPs Transition - Support available on PIP