Disability Rights UK blog post, 21 April 2017: Changes to PIP should help some Motability users
The Government has announced that disabled people who are turned down for the enhanced mobility rate of Personal Independence Payment and lease a vehicle through the Motability scheme will be able to keep their cars for longer.
View Government statement
Commenting on the changes Liz Sayce said:
These changes will make a real difference to some people, particularly those who might have previously had to hand back their cars to Motability whilst waiting for the outcome of an appeal.
There are still some real problems with PIP, and these changes won’t help disabled people who have long waiting times for appeals in their local area. We still need a more robust assessment process so people don’t have to go to appeal in the first instance.