PIP’s and equipment benefit changes being planned
If you click the below link it will take you directly to the options currently being discussed for those who receive PIP payments and also need equipment for “Daily Life”. They offer 5 options and would like your opinion, so please take the opportunity to help yourself, or others in the family, clients service users etc.
This consultation seeks views on changing the way that aids and appliances are taken into account when determining entitlement to the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP). – See more at: http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2015/december/consultation-pip-aids-and-appliances-descriptors#sthash.0F2sTHMs.dpuf
Attendance Allowance changes
Provisional local government finance settlement 2016 to 2017 and an offer to councils for future years.
This is a consultation on the local government finance settlement 2016 to 2017 together with an offer to councils for future years. Clause 1.4 on page 7 appears to propose the abolition of Attendance Allowance (AA) for future claimants and the transfer of funding to local authorities.
“The Government will also consider giving more responsibility to councils in England, and to Wales, to support older people with care needs – including people who, under the current system, would be supported through Attendance Allowance.
This will protect existing claimants, so there will be no cash losers, and new responsibilities will be matched by the transfer of equivalent spending power.
The Government is CONSULTING NOW on the on this proposal, including on the right model of devolution and the level of flexibility that councils would need in order to effectively deliver this additional responsibility.
Watch out for the AA consultation and encourage anyone who might be eligible for Attendance Allowance to make a claim now, or as soon as possible. – See more at: The future abolition of Attendance Allowance? | Disability Rights UK