Effect of benefit reforms on disabled people not known says Minister

From Community Care

 

Minister for disabled people, Maria Miller, has said she does not know how many disabled people will be affected by government plans to reform disability living allowance (DLA), or how much the changes will cost.

The admissions came in an interview with Community Care that followed the publication of plans to replace DLA with a new benefit – personal independence payment – that would have tighter eligibilty criteria.

Miller said: “Because the assessment process hasn’t been finalised we don’t have those figures. You can’t estimate the impact of something until you have finalised it.”

Community Care pressed Miller to disclose how many people the DLA reforms would effect. Listen to her answers…. click here for full article.

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