The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) of the UK Government has launched a call for evidence for a review it is conducting into the Personal Independence Payment, known as PIP. Some members have told us that they have had problems with this benefit so we think it is important that people with bleeding disorders take part in the review. This is one of the benefits which will be becoming the responsibility of the Scottish Government so it is important we have a good understanding of it’s weaknesses so we can lobby both Governments for improvements.
The DWP want to hear from both organisations and individuals who have information about how all aspects of the PIP process and assessment are operating. If you would like to make your own submission the deadline is 5pm on the 16th September 2016. You may find it quicker and simpler to complete our short survey which we will use to inform our submission.
On a related topic, we believe that many people with bleeding disorders in Scotland are not claiming all the benefits they are entitled to. Although many of the Haemophilia Centres can refer people for benefits advice already, we are looking at ways to make advice easier to access and more closely related to bleeding disorders. If you’d be interested in being kept informed about this please complete the contact form below.