|Leigh Vision Impaired Self Help Group|
From 11th April 2011
Some Registered Blind People will be able to claim the Higher rate Mobility componenet of Disability Living Allowance.
However you will have to claim it !!!
There is no automatic increase as you have to meet certain criteria.
DLA is to be replaced by PIPS
PIPS means Personal Independence Plan
Many Vision Impaired people will no longer qualify for the benefit.
The RNIB is currently running a campaign
against this unfair change.
Find a link to the RNIBS website on our links page.