DWP accused of penalising disabled with last-minute changes to mobility payments

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Care and Support and also in Communities, Housing, Local Government

Thousands of disabled people face losing out on vital benefits after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) made last-minute changes to the Personal Independence Payments (PIP) system, according to a campaign group. The 'We Are Spartacus' group claims analysis of DWP documents relating to PIP reveals that claimants will only qualify for mobility payments if they are unable to walk more than 20 metres - a shorter distance than the 50 metres outlined in the original consultation draft. The group also claim...

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