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Care home residents to keep DLA/PIP mobility

Disabled people living in residential care will continue to have their additional mobility needs met through Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller announced this week.

Listening to the concerns raised by disabled people and disability organisations, the Government first announced that it would not remove the mobility component of DLA from October 2012 from people living in residential care homes and that it would also gather more evidence before making a final decision for PIP.

Following months of consultation with disabled people and disability organisations and reflecting on the findings on the Low Review, the Minister for Disabled People has now announced her decision.  When DLA is replaced with PIP in 2013, disabled people in residential care will continue to receive any mobility component of PIP they are entitled to.

For more information see http://www.dwp.gov.uk/newsroom/press-releases/2011/dec-2011/dwp136-11.shtml

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