Government announces response to consultation on Personal Independence Payment

The Government has announced its response to the consultation on aids and appliances (pdf) and the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment.

Mark Atkinson, chief executive at disability charity Scope said: 

“It is crucial that the PIP assessment accurately reflects the extra costs disabled people face.

Buying specialist equipment, adaptations and other aids are significant and ongoing extra costs for many disabled people. 

We recognise that the Government listened to the hundreds of consultation responses, but we are concerned that the changes announced today will make it harder for some disabled people to qualify for PIP.

The Government has also announced it’s considering a longer-term review of disability benefits. With the Chancellor’s Budget next week we will looking closely for more detail on what this means for disabled people.”

 

Notes to the editor:

For more information contact Warren Kirwan in the Scope press office on 020 7619 7200 or email warren.kirwan@scope.org.uk 

Scope also provide free, independent and impartial information and support to disabled people and their families, 9am – 5pm weekdays. Call 0808 800 3333 or email helpline@scope.org.uk 

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