Tues 12 December 2017 1pm – 2pm
Vigil outside the High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL
We are supporting a legal challenge by a woman with mental distress against the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) rules. The government is discriminating against people with serious mental health conditions who are unable to plan or undertake a journey because of overwhelming psychological distress. A recent change means you can’t score enough points to get full mobility benefit — unless you also have physical mobility problems. See here for more info on the legal challenge. We will attend the High Court case on Tues 12 and Wed 13 December, starts 10.30am in Court 50. More info about the legal challenge: http://www.publiclawproject.org.uk/news/92/high-court-hears-pip-disability-discrimination-case.
PIP and the abolition of Disability Living Allowance are part of the government’s massive benefit cuts which are devastating to sick and disabled people, including single mothers, and pensioners – 86% of austerity cuts fall on women. The parliamentary Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into the benefit assessor companies Atos, Capita and Maximus, has received over 3,000 testimonies from claimants, many with invisible or mental health conditions denied mobility benefit or other benefit.
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