August 01, 2016
A new legal judgement could make it easier for people with M.E. to claim Personal Independence Payment.
The judgement has ruled that consideration should not only be given to whether a disabled claimant can reliably walk up to 20 metres or 50 metres in total and that if a claimant is applying for the PIP mobility component, pain upon walking should also be taken into account. If a claimant can physically walk 20 or 50 meters, but is in considerable pain when doing so, they may still gain points under the mobility descriptor. The same can be said for someone who can repeatedly walk 50 meters.
You can read more about the change on the Disability Rights website.