Public Consultation on DLA Reform

More information about the proposed changes to DLA have been published and can be found here.

 

Main points:

 

  • It will be renamed Personal Independence Payment.
  • It will be non means tested, and payable in and out of work.
  • It will be introduced in 2013-14.
  • There will be a Mobility component (two levels), and a Daily Living component (two levels).
  • There will be a medical assessment for eligibility for the majority of people. It will be similar to the ESA medical.
  • It will only be available to people who have had their disability for 6 months (currently 3), and are likely to have it for at least another 6 months.
  • There will no longer be automatic qualification for people with certain disabilities, except for those who are terminally ill.
  • All claimants will be periodically reviewed, instead of many having indefinite awards.
  • More account will be made of aids and adaptations used by the claimant eg in assessing higher rate mobility a person’s ability to use a wheelchair may be taken into account.
  • The document says they will take into account fluctuating conditions.

 

 

The Government is consulting the public about their proposals, which must be submitted by 14th February 2011. You can contact them by writing to:

DLA Reform Team
1st Floor
Caxton House
Tothill Street
London
SW1H 9NA
Fax: 0 2 0 7 4 4 9 5 4 6 7
Email: consultation.dlareform@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Public Consultation on DLA Reform

  1. I can see Gordon Brown saying yes this is the way i wanted to go, and I can see Miliband saying I can agree with this, the Labour party ethos would be acceptable, stinking smelling people who made this country into the mess it is.

    New labour old Tory attack on the one group unable to hit back……

  2. Pingback: Tweets that mention Public Consultation on DLA Reform « Mind In Flux -- Topsy.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s