Mangere hui to discuss welfare benefit changes for disabled people

Press Release – Auckland Disability Law
The Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill will change Sickness Benefit, Invalids Benefit and the way the Disability Allowance is paid.

This workshop is for disabled people, their family, whanau and supporters. Join us as we discuss what the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) says about your rights to an adequate standard of living.

You will hear more about the proposed benefit changes and how to make submissions, from a community perspective.

Your comments will add to an Auckland Disability Law submission on the proposed changes to benefit.

Your comments will also be included in an independent report to the United Nations on what steps the New Zealand government should take to meet its obligations to disabled people.

Thursday 25 October
9.30am – 12pm (tea and coffee from 9-00am)
Mangere Community Law Centre, off Waddon Place, Mangere

Numbers are limited, so please RSVP by Friday 19 October 2012
Phone 09 257 5140 or email

Venue is wheelchair accessible by lift with plenty of parking.
NZSL interpreters have been booked. Please let us know by Friday 19 October if you need them or have any other access requirements.

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