Five Hundred People A Day Contacting CAB Over PIP

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With many thanks to Welfare Weekly.

Tens of thousands of sick and disabled people are struggling to cope with changes to disability benefits, with more than 125,000 people turning to the charity Citizens Advice for help and advice in the past 12 months alone.

New figures published by Citizens Advice reveal that 500 people a day have turned to the charity for help with Personal Independence Payments (PIP) since the start of 2016, up 36% on the previous year.

Around 13% of these are people who are in work, as Citizens Advice warns that many sick and disabled people rely on disability benefits to be able to retain employment.

Since the introduction of PIP in April 2013, over 630,000 vulnerable people have turned to Citizens Advice with enquiries about PIP, and it’s is quickly becoming one of the most common issues people need support with.

Last month, the Public Accounts…

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