if you want to pretend that the PIP system is functioning perfectly well and everyone is being given the right level of benefits, it's probably best not to take away the support of someone as well-connected as, say, the guy who used to run the parliamentary watchdog...
in short: PIP is a complete fuck-up, from start to finish, and it's frankly a fucking miracle anyone gets disability benefits at all in this country.
@thamesynne People who know how to play the system do okay out of it. My grandad was taking his attendance allowance (which is something they give to old folk to pay for things like a cleaner and taxis so they can stay in their own home) and putting it in a fucking ISA.
He only stopped when the entire family said "quit doing that or we'll report you, you're basically ripping off all of us".
@thamesynne He was taking this money and squirrelling it away in an investment fund and then saying to all of us "can you give me a lift to Tesco / the doctors / etc?"
It's like - dude, you are given literal free money to pay for a taxi for that sort of thing to take a bit of workload off all of our backs. Use it!
i... don't even know where to start with this. but i'm not impressed with you right now. not at all.
@thamesynne when I appealed my PIP decision (they gave me zero points!), the tribunal decided to overturn part of the decision before I'd even walked into the room. The DWP are so obviously making an active effort to deny money to disabled people, and it should be a fucking scandal
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