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Martin Lewis calls new PIP proposals ‘political hot air’ as people with mental health conditions reach out

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Martin Lewis is urging people receiving disability benefits for mental health conditions not to worry about new reforms proposed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in a new Green Paper.

In an effort to alleviate evident panic and worry expressed by people reaching out on social media, the financial journalist acknowledged how difficult an announcement about welfare changes can be, especially for those with a mental health condition, but reminded followers that “nothing has happened” and that for now, it is still “political hot air”.

The founder of posted to 2.8m followers on X (formerly Twitter): “I want to say something to the people with mental health conditions that have got in touch with me worried / panicked about the govt news on possible benefits changes...

NOTHING HAS HAPPENED.” He emphasised that the Green Paper published by the UK Government is an “early stage consultation document” and that a White Paper may follow.

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