Following sustained pressure by members of the Hardest Hit Coalition, Spartacus and other campaigners, the DWP has agreed to require PIP assessors to consider whether claimants can perform activities to an acceptable standard, safely, repeatedly, and in a reasonable time period.
These requirements are now in the PIP Regulations currently before Parliament. Previously they were only in the guidance for assessors and would therefore have carried significantly less weight when decisions are made about eligibility.
This is an important breakthrough and means there is much less reason to fear the introduction of the 20m cut-off for eligibility for higher rate mobility of PIP.
Over 750 of you used the e-action on the Hardest Hit website to contact your MP and express concern over this issue and your hard work was instrumental in securing change to the assessment regulations.
Look out for the Channel 4 Dispatches programme on PIP – due to be broadcast in the next week or so.