Well I’ve received my PIP award and hooray I’ve ‘scored’ more points than on my DLA and yet, despite this I’ve been awarded ‘Standard’ rates for both Daily Living & Mobility Elements, to explain how this makes a real difference to me read on.
To get PIP at all, you must score between 8 – 11 points in both daily living / Mobility and to get the Enhanced rate it’s 12 points; the 2 elements are valued differently with
the Daily Living standard rate being £54,45 and the enhanced rate £81.30 per week,
for Mobility, the standard rate is £21.55 and the enhanced rate is £56.75 per week.
This differs greatly from the old DLA which had three levels of award, the rates which are/were worth for care
lowest rate – £21.55
middle rate – £54.45
highest rate – £81.30
and for the mobility component
lower rate – £21.55
higher rate – £56.75
I believe these changes clearly demonstrate how the government have reduced PIP spending by a total o£2.2bn?
Personally under DLA I received Mid Care & High Mobility, however under PIP I scraped in at a bare 8 in daily living and 10 for mobility costing me almost £140 per month!! I have reported my intention to ask for a Mandatory Consideration and will keep you posted; in the meanwhile…
…I’m trying to collect evidence of PIP being no more than another Government attempt to cut even more money from disabled people, further driving us into poverty; therefore I ask all of you to please share with me Your examples of PIP, have you received an award, was it worth more/less than before etc.
If you would prefer to share this info anonymously that’s fine and if you want to do so privately, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU in advance for your input Jxx
Footnote* From truthmeister – ”
As for saving money, the bungling incompetence of IDS has meant that a proposed saving of £1.2bn pa has actually turned into an increase in spending of £1.6bn pa to date, as per the IFS: http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/7447” Thanks