We would really appreciate it if you could follow the link below and participate in this consultation. The consultation is with regard to the Personal Independence Payment mobility and distance rule. The current powers that be want to introduce a 20m rule, i.e. if you can move 20 meters then you may not get the higher rate of the mobility component of PIP. The argument by disability organisations is that we should retain the 50m rule as is the current DLA requirement. This is the same as Employment Support Allowance as well and therefore this should be the limit.
Obviously if the government implement the 20m rule this will have a huge impact on the amount of people who get the higher rate, the knock on effect being loss of entry to the motability scheme, on which a huge amount of disabled people rely on.
Please participate and let your voice be heard.