Request For Evidence – PIP: Mobility Criterion

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May 10, 2016 by socialaction2014

Politics and Insights

8a26960ab68d6c169049cd0b22475a12On May 4, there was a debate in the House of Lords about discussions with Disability Rights UK and the Disability Benefits Consortium on identifying a mobility criterion in the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment framework, which was led by the Liberal Democrat Baroness Thomas of Winchester.Baroness Thomas of Winchestertabled a Motion to resolve in the House of Lords: 

“That this House calls on Her Majesty’s Government to hold urgent talks with Disability Rights UK and the Disability Benefits Consortium to identify a mobility criterion in the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) “moving around” assessment which is fairer than the current 20 metre distance, in the light of the impact on reassessed disabled claimants and the resulting large number of successful appeals.”

She said: Tabling a Motion is an unusual course to take, but I assure the House that there is nothing fatal about it. However, if…

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