PIPs: What next for benefit claimants?

Source BBC:

BMSTC Member Sue Doughty is mentioned in the article – “Sue Doughty lives in Twyford, Berkshire. She has multiple sclerosis. She faced homelessness and had to rely on help from her daughter.

Following a year spent in appeal, the Court of Tribunal awarded Sue PIP ongoing for life.”


“Every person receiving Personal Independence Payments (PIP) is to have their claim reviewed.

This follows a decision by the Department for Work and Pensions not to challenge a court ruling saying changes to PIP – which limited the support received by people with mental health conditions – were unfair.

Three people tell us their feelings about the review and what impact a change to their claims could have on their lives.”  Read on.