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This is what i found out today. Not great news for those with mental health issues for the mobility part.
Yesterday the government made a surprise announcement that it is changing the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) rules. The change will mean that fewer people will be able to get this benefit.
The new rules they are introducing will:
Make it harder for people with mental health problems to qualify for the mobility component.
Make it harder for people to qualify for PIP who don't get therapy but who instead need help to both manage their medication and monitor their health condition.
The government has decided to act following two recent Upper Tribunal decisions.
In decision  UKUT 531 (AAC), the Upper Tribunal said that entitlement to PIP mobility on the basis of being unable to follow a journey was not restricted to those with learning difficulties or sensory impairments, but also covered those who had problems in reliably following a journey due to overwhelming psychological distress.
In  UKUT 0530 (AAC), the Upper Tribunal found that where someone needed substantial help both to take medication and to monitor their condition, this should be considered as support to 'manage therapy' allowing them to get more points under the PIP rules.
The changes to the PIP rules that the government are introducing will effectively reverse both of these Upper Tribunal decisions.
The new regulations will come into force on the 16th March. The government says that the changes will only apply to new awards after that date and will not lead to any existing awards being reduced.
This change will be for NEW awards only NOT existing awards.
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