Over half of claimants who are getting the mobility component of disability living allowance (DLA) lose it entirely or have it reduced when they are forced onto personal independence payment (PIP), figures released this month by Justin Tomlinson, minister for disabled people, reveal.

According to the statistics 39% of DLA to PIP mobility claimants lost their whole mobility award and a further 13% had their award reduced. The figures run from April 2013 to October 2018. They do not take into account the result of mandatory reconsiderations or appeals.

According to the figures, out of 1,110,770 DLA mobility claimants who have been transferred to PIP:

13% had their mobility award reduced

39% had their mobility award stopped altogether

37% were given the same level of mobility

12% had their mobility award increased

You can read Tomlinson’s full answer here.


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