The Scottish government has launched a consultation on the mobility component of Adult Disability Payments (ADP), the replacement for PIP.  Scottish claimants have the opportunity to join in the process and hopefully help to create a fairer benefit.

The consultation is divided into four sections.

Section one covers the moving around activity.   The consultation notes that some people think that the 20 metre rule ought to be changed to 50 metres whilst others think that the distance rule should be scrapped altogether.

Section two looks at the planning and following journeys activity.  The document notes that some people feel that the focus on overwhelming psychological distress is an overly strict way to measure a person’s ability to plan and follow a journey.  There is also discussion of whether there is enough consideration of people’s difficulties with using public transport.

Section three considers support for people with fluctuating conditions and discusses whether the 50% rule is too confusing and fails to reflect the reality of many conditions.

Section four looks at other considerations, such as whether the points based system should be done away with altogether.

The closing date for the consultation is 25 April 2023. 

You can read more and take part in the consultation here


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