This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition On behalf of Disabled people in the UK we request that Welfare Reforms that directly affect this group be suspended

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During the 4 years of Ian Duncan Smiths must trumpeted Welfare Reforms the group that have been affected most are the disabled. There have been countless stories of disabled claimants being passed fit to work, only to die a few weeks or months later, there have been instances when people who are bedridden or housebound have had their benefit removed or threatened with removal if they don't attend an Atos interview. The switch between the old DLA over to PIP as also been a farce whereby the official processing time of no more than 8 weeks is now a standard 26 weeks, causing more distress for the disabled as they struggle to survive day to day. This farce should stop immediately until the Government are ready to put in place a system that does not discriminate this group of vulnerable people

This petition closed early because of a General Election

214 signatures