Posts tagged welfare reform
Welfare Rights and Health Project - A Day in the Life

Hello. My name is Adam and I work on the Welfare Rights & Health Project, a collaboration between Citizens Advice Edinburgh (CAE) and NHS Lothian, offering a full CAE general advice service in hospitals. I cover both the Royal Infirmary and the Western General hospitals, working Monday to Friday 9-5pm., offering advice at the point where people are often given life changing news and are having to deal with a sudden change in circumstances.

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Personal Independence Payments in Edinburgh

The coalition government’s summer 2010 budget announced that from 2013/14 new and existing working age Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claims would be subjected to a new ‘objective medical assessment’.  This was confirmed in the Welfare Act 2012, which included legislation for DLA to be replaced with a new benefit called Personal Independence Payments (PIP) for people aged 16-64.  Citizens Advice Scotland at the time predicted that the introduction of PIP would lead to increased demand for benefit advice at Citizens Advice Bureaux’s...

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