Consultation, to be launched in late June, follows ‘significant feedback’ from disabled people and their organisations
The DWP is to launch a further consultation on the mobility component of the personal independence payment.
In a news release today, the Department says that it has received ‘significant feedback’ from disabled people and their organisations that they want a further opportunity to comment on the finalised assessment criteria rules for the mobility component, and that, as a result, it has decided to launch a further consultation in late June.
Commenting on the new consultation, Minister for Disabled People Esther McVey said –
‘Throughout the process of developing the new benefit we have listened to the feedback we have received and made significant changes to the assessment as a direct result of this feedback. This includes holding one of the biggest consultations ever at DWP.
The assessment was designed to target support on those who need it most – those individuals who face the greatest barriers to participating in society. However, we have listened to disabled people and their organisations who wanted a further consultation, so that is what we are doing.
We are carrying out the consultation with an open mind and will not decide if changes are necessary until we have fully considered the responses to this new consultation.’
Todays news release, DWP to launch Personal Independence Payment mobility consultation, is available from gov.uk