Government response to DLA reform consultation

The government have included this summary:
  1. The Coalition Government is committed to reforming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to create a new benefit – Personal Independence Payment. We will create a benefit that is simpler to administer and easier to understand, is fair, and supports disabled people who face the greatest challenges to remaining independent and leading full, active lives. 
  2. On 6 December 2010, the Government published Disability Living Allowance reform (Cm 7984) 1 which set out our reform proposals and sought people’s views. The consultation period closed on 18 February 2011. 
  3. This document outlines the responses received, from both individuals and organisations, and provides further information regarding the replacement of DLA and the introduction of Personal Independence Payment for people of working age (16-64) from 2013/14. 
  4. We received more than 5,500 responses to the consultation, including nearly 5,000 responses from individuals. Around half of responses from individuals were standard responses. 2 Over 500 organisations responded. 
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