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Minister to look at PIP mobility
Following criticism from charities representing people with disabilities, including Action for M.E., Welfare Minister Lord Freud said he was looking ‘very actively’ at the way mobility disability assessments are carried out under the new Personal Independence Payments which come into force later this year.
Those unable to walk more than 20m would automatically qualify, rather than the previous distance of 50m. But peers have said the new regulations should include the requirement that tasks be done “reliably, safely, repeatedly and in a timely manner”.
bbc.co.uk, online
24/01/13

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