Consultation on the PIP assessment Moving around activity

Document type
Discussion paper
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions
Publisher
DWP
Date of publication
1 June 2013
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Disabled people
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This consultation concerns the proposed assessment criteria for Personal Independence Payment, and in particular the Moving around assessment activity. Respondents to previous consultations have regarding the assessment criteria have expressed dissatisfaction with changes made to the Moving around activity and as such this consultation offers a further opportunity for reconsideration. The current assessment criteria mean that anyone who cannot stand and then walk 50 metres safely, to an acceptable standard, repeatedly and in a reasonable time period automatically receives at least the standard rate of the Mobility component of PIP. People who cannot stand and then walk more than 20 metres safely, to an acceptable standard, repeatedly and in a reasonable time period receive the enhanced rate. This consultation seeks views on this assessment.

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