Made to measure? An analysis of the transition from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment

Machin, R. ORCID: 0000-0003-2296-2123, 2017. Made to measure? An analysis of the transition from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 39 (4), pp. 435-453. ISSN 0964-9069

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Abstract

As part of the government's programme of welfare reform Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people of working age. This will have a significant impact on a wide range of disability benefit claimants. This article examines the government's rationale for replacing DLA with PIP, the key technical differences between the two benefits and the role that disability benefits can play in reducing poverty. The introduction of PIP has led to considerable debate in the social welfare law sector about the scope, purpose and assessment of social security benefits for the disabled. These issues are explored with reference to the first Gray Review of PIP (2014) and the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Inquiry (2016) into the impact of the UK Government’s policies on disabled people.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
Creators: Machin, R.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2017
Volume: 39
Number: 4
ISSN: 0964-9069
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/09649069.2017.1390291DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 29 Aug 2019 10:10
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2019 10:10
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37512

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