Getting loud about PIP
At the end of January, Campaigns Community members and Stephen Lloyd MP marched 20 metres to the Department for Work and Pensions to hand in a letter to the Minister for Disabled People.
Two days after this stunt the Government made a key change to PIP, making assessments fairer for people with fluctuating conditions, like MS.
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Strength in numbers
We were overwhelmed with the support this campaign received:
- 4101 people signed the letter to the Minister
- 2732 wrote to their MP
- 624 different MPs were reached - that's 96% of all MPs!
- 28 MPs signed the letter
Campaigners also played their part spreading the word and supporting the marchers via social media:
@mssocietyuk wish I could be there with you!— GARY OLDFIELD (@barneysboy) January 29, 2013
@mssocietyuk Thank you to all the campaigners for defending the disability benefits. Thank you for being our voice. Thank you for being you— Anja (@beachwomble) January 29, 2013
PIP assessors will now be required by law to consider whether claimants can perform activities "to an acceptable standard, safely, repeatedly, and in a reasonable time period".
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