Almost one in three claimants with multiple sclerosis (MS) who were getting the higher rate of the mobility component of disability living allowance (DLA) have had their award reduced after being forced to claim personal independence payment (PIP).
The figures were obtained by the MS Society, which also discovered that almost a quarter claimants with MS who were getting the higher rate of the care component of DLA had their award reduced after being assessed for PIP.
Genevieve Edwards, of the MS Society said:
“These staggering figures show how PIP is failing some people with MS who need the highest level of support.
“It doesn’t make sense that people are losing money they once qualified for, when they are living with a progressive condition.”