1st September 2017
8th September 2017
This petition may be of interest to many of our members. Many thousands are deeply concerned by the Government’s proposed new regulations for the disability benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP). This is a vital benefit for many disabled adults, helping them meet the additional costs of living with their disability.
The proposals would change the descriptors (the things PIP claimants have to prove are problems for them) so that:
- In the Mobility component, some aspects of “planning and following a journey” would no longer include situations that cause the individual “overwhelming psychological distress”
- In the Daily Living component of PIP, some people who take medication to manage their condition may not be eligible any more.
To sign this petition click here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/188018