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Re: Personal Independence Payment (14th Oct 13 at 12:11pm UTC)
Yeh right {Grin}
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Re: Personal Independence Payment (16th Oct 13 at 6:18pm UTC)
Oh yep, I almost forgot that {Smile}
I feel so much better knowing that's about the only thing I have in common with the govt
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Re: Personal Independence Payment (18th Oct 13 at 1:51pm UTC)
Motability, the scheme that provides disabled people with cars and mobility scooters, has announced a support package for claimants who no longer qualify for the scheme after being moved from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Part of the package will be a one-off payment of £2,000, as Motability Chairman Lord Sterling explained in the following statement.

“Between October 2013 and 2018, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will reassess some two million disabled people aged between 16 and 64, who currently receive DLA, for the new PIP benefit.

“This reassessment process will include approximately 360,000 of the 620,000 disabled people who currently lease a vehicle through the Motability scheme. Because PIP is a new benefit with different criteria to DLA, some disabled people may not qualify for mobility support under PIP or may do so at a lower level than they had under DLA. As a consequence, they will no longer be eligible to use the Motability scheme.

“For customers who entered into their first lease agreement with the scheme before January 2013 and therefore could not have been aware of PIP and the associated risks when they joined (the vast majority of customers), we will provide transitional support of £2,000. For many customers, this will enable them to continue to have mobility by purchasing a used car.

“For customers who entered into their first lease agreement with the Scheme with an awareness of PIP being introduced and of the risk that they could lose eligibility following a future PIP reassessment i.e. after January 2013 and up to December 2013, we will nonetheless provide transitional support of £1,000.”

Funny how they know how many will not get any support without testing everyone {Rolleyes}
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Re: Personal Independence Payment (20th Oct 13 at 6:59pm UTC)
I am waiting for a DLA tribunal date and this is never going to happen before DLA is finished. Filling out more forms and starting again when I am struggling with what needs doing already. Keep pen pushers in a job and people off benefits.
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Re: Personal Independence Payment (23rd Oct 13 at 2:06pm UTC)
Sorry to hear how your been treat davey but there is nothing coming that will change the way the DWP work for the better.

Governments response to consultation on PIP mobility assesment:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/251631/pip-mobility-consultation-government-response.pdf
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Re: Personal Independence Payment (25th Oct 13 at 12:02pm UTC)
Charities have slammed disability benefit rules which require disabled people to be able to prove that they cannot walk more than 20 metres before they can secure entitlement to the highest rate mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which is replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
http://welfarenewsservice.com/charities-slam-short-sighted-disability-benefit-changes/
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Re: Personal Independence Payment (21st Dec 13 at 5:31pm UTC)
In October, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) began inviting existing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants living in Wales, East Midlands, West Midlands and East Anglia to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) if:

their care or mobility needs changed
their fixed term award was due to expire
they decided to choose to claim PIP instead of DLA.
From 13 January 2014, existing DLA claimants who meet the same criteria will be invited to to claim PIP in postcodes beginning

DG (Dumfries and Galloway)
EH (Edinburgh)
TD (Galashiels)
ML (Motherwell).
From 3 February, the DWP will further extend these areas to postcodes beginning

CA (Carlisle)
DL (Darlington)
HG (Harrogate)
LA (Lancaster)
YO (York).
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