PIP is coming!

Last Friday Neeru and I made the trip up to Angel for a training session on the new benefit called Personal Independence Payments (PIP) Despite getting lost several times, one of those times due to a childish obsession with a street found on a monopoly board, we made it to the headquarters of Disability Rights … Continue reading

MDC offers expertise for new benefits project

Another day, another meeting, another blog! This time around I was at the National Pro Bono Centre to support them start up a pro bono benefits service. The meeting was attended by individuals from LawWorks, the Mary Ward centre, the CAB and Heather Rayner from the Junior Law Division. With cuts to legal aid expecting … Continue reading

Personal Indepedence Payment assessment concerns

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is joining forces with the Disability Benefits Consortium to call for independent assessment providers to sign up to 10 pledges for assessments for the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The providers, Atos Healthcare and Capita, have been selected by the Department for Work and Pensions. PIP is part of the Government’s … Continue reading