Tagged: mobility

23 Jan


Motability and Mental Health

The past 12 months have been a time filled with uncertainty for people with mental health disabilities who receive the PIP mobility award.

What’s been happening?

In March 2017, the Department for Work and Pensions announced that the new PIP Regulations would bar someone from receiving the enhanced PIP mobility rate if they could not follow the route of a familiar journey without another person unless it was “for reasons other than psychological distress”.

This change in the PIP assessment came following two court rulings in 2016 on how benefits claims are scored; the Government felt that the combined effects of the rulings would have added £3.7billion to the benefits bill by 2023.

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