Please Support RNIB’s Campaign To Protect The Right Of Visually Impaired Persons To Continue To Receive Personal Independence Payment (PIP) By Writing To Your MP Before 29 January 2016

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The UK government is consulting on possible changes to Personal Independence Payment (PIP), a benefit paid to disabled people which, if implemented could lead to blind individuals losing some (or all) of the financial support they are currently receiving. The purpose of PIP (previously known as Disability Living Allowance) is to provide support to disabled people as regards the extra expenses they face as a consequence of being disabled. So, for example a blind person such as myself may (and, in my case does) use part of their Allowance to pay for someone to read printed material to them. The Royal National Institute Of Blind People (RNIB) is asking that people contact their Member of Parliament (MP) requesting them to right to The Secretary Of State For Work And Pensions, Ian Duncan Smith, to express opposition to the proposed changes. You can find details of the RNIB campaign by following this link, http://www.rnib.org.uk/campaigning-current-campaigns-employment-and-welfare/pip-campaign. I would very much appreciate it if you would please consider writing to your MP in support of RNIB’s campaign. The consultation closes on 29 January 2016 so an email to your MP before that date would be much appreciated.

Thank you for reading.

Kevin

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9 thoughts on “Please Support RNIB’s Campaign To Protect The Right Of Visually Impaired Persons To Continue To Receive Personal Independence Payment (PIP) By Writing To Your MP Before 29 January 2016

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    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Whilst we may all question some of the benefits that are paid to some of the recipients in the UK there is no doubt that certain ‘benefits’ should not be called that in the first place. They are ‘essential subsidies’ to ensure that those who are disabled can afford to pay for services or aids that enable them to live as normal a life as possible. I would suggest that the approximate £6million used to subsidise the meals that are served to MPs in the House of Commons should be scrapped instead. Please support the RNIB’s campaign. Read the full article by Kevin Morris on New author Online

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