A number of constituents are contacting my office to indicate they are losing their benefit entitlement and Motability car, which is their lifeline, however on appeal they are receiving them back. Nevertheless, it can be over 8 weeks before a successful appeal and during that time they are without their car.
I find it shocking that some of the most vulnerable people, in society, are being punished and suffering, through the UK Government’s welfare cuts. I pressed the Government Minister on what is being done to address this specific issue, however I got an unsatisfactory response.
I will be meeting with Motability to discuss Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and motability cars of which over 1,000 people, in Inverclyde, currently use the scheme.
Alongside this, I will continue to press the UK Government on their changes and how it’s adversely effecting my constituents.
My question to UK Government – https://hansard.digiminster.com/commons/2017-03-27/debates/4099B523-7C3E-4431-92E6-95396FC2E448/PersonalIndependencePayments