Pip criteria are hear and its far far worse than even the spartacus predicted. Here’s an excellent blog by Jane Young to explain it… Dxxx
For resources to lobby your MP, see http://wearespartacus.org.uk/pip-emergency-act-now/
For a video demonstration of how this will affect me, see http://janeyoung.me.uk/2013/01/01/how-welfare-reform-will-take-away-my-independence/
When I blogged on this topic back in January 2012, I predicted thousands of disabled people would lose their Motability vehicles under the Government’s draft criteria for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), set to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) under the Welfare Reform Act. Yesterday, the Government published the final version of the criteria and the reality is far, far worse than we could have imagined.
Many consultation responses on the draft criteria complained that the descriptors for Activity 12 (Activity 11 in the draft), addressing physical difficulties in moving around, were unclear and confusing. We hoped they would be clarified; in particular, we expected clarification that being unable to walk more than 50 metres would qualify claimants for the enhanced mobility component and the Motability scheme. But we’re stunned by…
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