THE chairman of a charity which supports disabled people and their families in Solihull has said he is appalled at Government plans to make dramatic changes to disability benefits.
Bryn Tudor, chairman of the Mobility Advice Line, said the charity has been inundated with calls from people concerned about the proposed changes to the Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
The Government wants to gradually replace the DLA with the Person Independent Payment (PIP), which could lead to cuts in benefit.
Mr Tudor said: “I think it is absolutely disgusting what the Government is trying to do. I understand that they need to recoup some of this debt but targeting disabled people is really unfair.
“This money is vital to the lives of disabled people, and a lot of people are now going to be left without.”
The DLA is presently paid as a result of a mental or physical disability. The changes will come into force from April next year.
The Royal National Institute for the Blind is asking people to lobby their MP over the changes – visit www.dwp.gov.uk/pip
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