Independent Living Fund: Northern Ireland

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of William McCrea William McCrea Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow DUP Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the abolition of the Independent Living Fund on previous claimants of that fund in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The potential implications of closing the Independent Living Fund on 30 June 2015 are set out clearly in the Equality Analysis published on 6 March 2014.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-the-independent-living-fund-equality-analysis

The Northern Ireland Executive is consulting on future arrangements for supporting Independent Living Fund users in Northern Ireland.

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