Channel 4 documentary examining move from DLA to PIP scheduled for release on 18/02/2013

We are pleased to announce a new Channel 4 Dispatches programme examining the impact that the move from DLA to PIP will have on disabled people is to be released next week. “Britain on Benefits” is presented by Paralympian Ade Adepitan and will be broadcast at 8pm on Monday 18 February 2013. This release follows months of communication between the producers and members of the Hardest Hit coalition.

Programme description from Channel 4 website:

The Disability Living Allowance helps more than three million people lead useful lives. It pays for transport and carers, meaning that disabled people can work and lead independent lives.

But the benefit bill has to be cut, and the government plans to take more than half a million claimants off DLA. What will that mean for those who depend on it?

Talking to fellow Paralympians, disabled army veterans and disabled people in work, wheelchair basketball ace Ade Adepitan goes in search of answers, and asks if this hugely ambitious and expensive plan to reassess disabled people has been properly thought through.

Visit the Dispatches “Britain on Benefits” page on the Channel 4 website

20 thoughts on “Channel 4 documentary examining move from DLA to PIP scheduled for release on 18/02/2013

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  2. Just seen the real programme.
    Whilst those on the programme truly deserve their benefit,they have reason to be anxious, the majority of the 10million who claim to be disabled.
    Found these figures on the Papworth Trust website they must be true but can’t be right!

  3. Hi, I’ve just looked at channel 4 to record this programme tonight but it’s about horse meat – no mention of benefits, has the schedule been changed???

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