Facebook isn't a reason to withdraw PIP.

it has been reported that a DWP tribunal panel used the claimant's use of Facebook as a reason to decline an appeal for PIP (Personal Independence Payment, formally Disability Living Allowance, DLA).


Facebook is home to support groups for every sickness or disability, to say we cannot utilise this help because if we can access Facebook we're too well or able for PIP!

This is ridiculous. It takes little physical or mental ability to use Facebook. It's upheaval free and for those that struggle in social situations, it's a window into the 'real world' that they'd be bereft of otherwise.


To say that if we can utilise this social network we're not entitled to necessary welfare is insulting and woefully wrong!