Disability Rights UK welcomes the Government’s agreement to hold urgent talks with us and the Disability Consortium on the fairness of the current PIP moving around descriptors.
Motability has reported that, to date, 45% of scheme users – over 13,000 – who have been reassessed from DLA have lost their Motability cars.
It tells us that the number of DLA claimants losing their scheme cars has risen from 100 per week this time last year to around 500 per week now.
However, the situation is much worse than this as currently only around of third of disabled people who are eligible have chosen to join Motability – the remaining two thirds have not.
On this basis, around 1,500 disabled people a week who receive the higher DLA mobility rate are not being awarded its PIP equivalent.
This means they have no eligibility for…
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