All 1,600,000 disability benefit claims will be reviewed
Around 220,000 people are in line to see their disability benefits increased.
The government announced today that all 1.6 million claims for Personal Independence Payment would be reviewed, with those suffering from psychiatric illnesses the most likely to see their benefits go up.
It follows a High Court judgement in December that said changes to the benefit criteria had ‘blatantly discriminated’ against people with mental health issues.
Last March, the government said people with mental illnesses would not be eligible for the higher rate of payment (for those with mobility issues) even if they said they could not travel independently due to distress.
They now have to change the guidelines so that people with mental health conditions WILL be eligible to claim the higher rate.
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