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DLA claimants who lose Motability eligibility on transfer to PIP will receive £1,000

03 July 2019

The Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Justin Tomlinson yesterday announced that those who lose eligibility for Motability on transfer from DLA to personal independence payment PIP will receive £1,000.

In answer to a Commons question, the Minister said:

“When PIP was first introduced, the Government worked with Motability to design a £175 million transitional support package to support Motability scheme customers who have not been awarded the enhanced mobility component on reassessment from DLA to PIP.

Motability announced today that it would provide substantial additional financial support, including £1,000 for customers who lose eligibility for the scheme as a result of a PIP reassessment.

It will also fund grants for personal contributions to the Access to Work scheme and will accelerate the programme that is being undertaken with Family Fund to help many more families with severely disabled children under the age of three. “

Mr. Tomlinson did not elaborate on the above brief details and no announcement has yet been made @ www.motability.co.uk

Mr Tomlinson's answer is available @ https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons