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Benefits for People with Severe Disabilities

Volume 678: debated on Monday 29 June 2020

What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of benefits for people with severe disabilities. (903889)

As a Government, we are currently spending £55 billion supporting disabled people and those with long-term health conditions. The level of financial support will reflect the level of disability or condition of the claimant.

I thank the Minister for his advice the other day regarding my disabled constituent Tom Hipgrave. Although the support provided by PIP is vital, what more is my hon. Friend doing to help those with severe disabilities, like Tom?

My hon. Friend is a very diligent representative of his constituents, as I saw with the casework he raised. Our forthcoming Green Paper is key, as is our national strategy for disabled people, in which we will explore other ways to offer greater support, such as advocacy, signposting and removing barriers across Government and in wider society.