Injustice of Welfare Reform on blind people
The Welfare Reform Bill is moving back to the Commons in February where MPs will have the chance to either vote for or reject some important changes made by the Lords. This includes extending the time limit on contributory Employment Support Allowance (ESA) to two years. This is your chance to tell your MP to vote for key amendments proposed by the Lords.
How will the reform bill affect blind and partially sighted people?
Blind and partially sighted people need support to secure employment and to manage the extra costs of living with a disability, not the threat of losing their benefits.
Help us to:
- Challenge the 20 per cent budget cut to Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
- Ensure the benefit that replaces DLA, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), meets the needs of blind and partially sighted people.
- Make sure people receive contributory Employment Support Allowance (ESA) for as long as they need it to assist them with their pathway towards work.
You can still make a difference
To keep the changes that we have fought so hard to secure in the final Bill, the next few weeks are crucial. The big focus now is on lobbying MPs to accept the Lord's changes, which for success would need Lib Dem and Conservative MPs to rebel against the government.
Complete the simple form which will automatically Email your MP and ask them to support the recommendations made by the Lords.