‘Disabled mum has benefits axed by DWP after ‘humiliating’ fit-for-work tests’

Sadly, this is too common an experience for our family, friends and neighbours who are being punished for having a disability.

Undoubtedly, the use of target-chasing private companies, like Atos and Capita, who carry out health assessments is causing people in need to suffer. By depriving them of the support they need and deserve, they are profiting from their pain.

I have met with Ministers and assessment staff to represent constituents’ issues with the system and to call for the system to be radically overhauled.

The Scottish Government is building a social security system based on fairness, dignity and respect. This will include PIP. It will support people. Not push them down to satisfy tabloid headlines which victimises the most vulnerable people in society.