Living on a knife edge: the responses of people with physical health conditions to changes in disability benefits

  title={Living on a knife edge: the responses of people with physical health conditions to changes in disability benefits},
  author={Jessica Saffer and Lizette Nolte and Simon John Duffy},
  journal={Disability \& Society},
  pages={1555 - 1578}
Abstract This article documents the experiences of people with a physical health condition or disability who have experienced a loss of or change in disability benefits under the welfare reform programme in the United Kingdom. A theoretical model was constructed using in-depth interviews and grounded theory methods. The findings show that participants experienced the benefits system as dehumanising, and felt that they lived in a judgemental and invalidating society, where they were perceived as… Expand
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