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Take part in the Big Benefits Survey

February 07, 2017

The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) has just opened its Big Benefits Survey, which asks disabled people to share their experience of the benefits system. People with M.E. are encouraged to take part.

The DBC is a national coalition of over 80 different charities, including Action for M.E., which campaigns for a fairer benefits system.

Disabled people often struggle to get the financial support they need, and the purpose of the survey is to get a wider understanding of how the benefits system can be improved. This survey takes place each year, and monitors how the benefits system is working for disabled people as well as gathering evidence to support the work of the DBC. In previous years, over a thousand people have responded.

You will only be asked about the benefits you’ve applied for, with the possible options being:

  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance (AA)
  • Universal Credit (UC)

Responses will be anonymous, unless you offer to be contacted further. The survey is open now and will run on an ongoing basis throughout 2017.