People Before Process

We all deserve to live with dignity and respect, but for years disabled people have been going through a disability benefits assessment process that has been described as ‘degrading’, ‘hostile’ and ‘discriminatory’, and stopped too many from getting the income they are entitled to.

Nearly half of all people in poverty in the UK are either disabled themselves or live with someone who is disabled. The current assessment processes for disability benefits often deny people the income they should be entitled to. This has to change.

We want the Government to make a real commitment to working with disabled people, people with health conditions, and Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations (DDPO’s) to affect true change to the assessment processes for Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Marsha de Cordova MP has launched a new Early Day Motion 19 (previously 1126) – a petition only MPs can sign – in support of the campaign calling for fundamental reform of the disability benefit assessments processes.

Today, we are asking you to Write to your MP to call on them to sign the Early Day Motion in support of this campaign.