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Around 30,000 people in Scotland could lose entitlement to disability benefits, once the full rollout of the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is complete.

The consequences of recent UK Government welfare policy changes on disabled people are reviewed in a new report, Impact of UK Welfare Policy on Disabled People.

The main findings include:

  • between 7,000 and 10,000 disabled people per year are set to be affected by the removal of the work related activity component of Employment and Support Allowance
  • 40,000 disabled people claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) have been affected by the bedroom tax
  • around 30,000 disabled people could lose entitlement to non-means tested disability benefits due to re-assessment to PIP.



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