Debbie Abrahams MP Calls Slow Disability Payments “Unjust And Inhumane”

“It was clear from this debate that there is no remorse from the government. I still find it hard to comprehend their injustice and inhumanity.

“There is evidence of a culture of intimidation and general hassling of claimants on JSA, ESA and DLA/PIP – the delays are just another way of making people ‘give up’.

Says it all. A government with no dignity, morality or any sense of human compassion. I lived through the Thatcher years of government. The years of “get on your bike”, pole tax and the following riots it caused. Additionally, the destructive action of the police against the miners. Their battle’s to destroy the union’s and total despair of all the miners and their families. I could go on. Nonetheless, I cannot remember throughout all those years were targeting of the most vulnerable. Specifically, the poor, disabled, low paid and unemployed. Again I could go on. Welcome to a shameful, unjust Conservative led UK government from 2010. I fear for the future

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536738_306169162785952_999031084_nOldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams is calling for an end to the ‘injustice of delayed payments to disabled and terminally ill people’.

Mrs Abrahams has spoken in a Westminster debate detailing her concerns about the quality of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), how assessments are processed, and the huge toll slow payments are putting on thousands of disabled people and their families.

In her speech, the Labour MP said: “Along with other Labour MPs I welcome welfare reforms where we can see there will be genuine benefit.

“But the PIP process has been beset with problems since it was introduced – the toll of process cannot beoverestimated.”

The National Audit Office report, which came out in February last year, described it as a ‘poor early operational performance’ with ‘long uncertain delays’ for new PIP claimants.

At that time, the average wait was 107 days – for terminally…

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