Thousands more stripped of funding ‘to buy mobility aids’
More than 2,000 more people in the Bradford area have been stripped of their disability benefits as part of the Government’s transition from DLA payments to the new PIP system.
The benefits help disabled people to cover costs including mobility equipment but fewer people have been receiving pay-outs since 2013 when the Government began phasing out DLA.
The figures were obtained by a local newspaper, which found there was a significant drop in the number of people receiving benefits in constituencies including Bradford South, Bradford West and Bradford East between 2013 and last year.
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