Stone slams Government as over half of disabled claimants moved to PIP lose Mobility Payments
A DWP response to a written question asked by Jamie Stone has shown that 52% of claimants in the UK have had their Mobility award reduced or stopped altogether as a result of the change in benefits.
In the Highland local authority this amounts to 2,370 people losing out when moved from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payments.
Commenting Mr Stone said:
“This is further evidence that Personal Independence Payments are simply not fit for purpose.
“In my constituency 45% of claimants have lost out simply through the move to PIP, showing once again it is the most vulnerable in society who pay for the Conservative Government’s ideologically driven cuts to welfare.
“Many claimants rely on Mobility payments for their independence and we need action from the Government to put in place a welfare system that recognises the extra costs faced by those living with disability and provides disabled people and their families with the financial support they need.”
The full written question and its response can be seen here.