Concerns have been raised over the number of people being scored ‘zero’ in assessment for disability benefits.
To qualify for these benefits, people need a score of at least eight.
But in the last 18 months alone, more than 220,000 people have scored zero in both parts of the test – meaning they won’t be paid any money under the PIP (Personal Independence Payment) scheme.
Many were previously receiving benefits under Disability Living Allowance, but when the system changed found they were denied what they were previously getting. In some cases, people have lost their mobility vehicles as they are deemed fit… Read the full story