According to Healthunlocked:
"It may be one of the shortest lived legal victories by claimants on record.
The Court of Appeal today ruled that most of the DWP’s forced labour schemes were unlawful and that anyone who had been sanctioned under them should have their lost benefits repaid. Within hours the government had set about trying to enact new regulations with immediate effect to reinstate the work for your benefits schemes. They have also vowed not to repay any sanctioned benefits, despite the judges’ ruling.
In keeping with this government’s attitude to the law, it is increasingly clear that the consultation on personal independence payment was a massive con trick. Not only was the qualifying distance for enhanced rate mobility reduced from 50 metres to 20 metres after the consultation ended, but it now seems likely that the DWP’s intention is that it is primarily people who have problems moving around indoors who will be deemed to qualify.
The positive news is that a group of claimants are trying, with a real possibility of success, to get the PIP mobility rules quashed by the courts – but they won’t succeed without your help.
Unfortunately, while claimants, supported in some cases by lawyers, fight the government’s anti-claimant campaign with enormous courage and imagination, we have news that the national charity which claims to represent sick and disabled claimants is mired in yet more controversy."
The part about "Not without our help" makes me wonder if I actually should take my dla appeal outcome to the higher court. My argument was for higer mobility and got nothing on this, which is less understandable than getting low care depite the needs.
My lawyer, as I think most of them, advises not to take it further because of the fear of getting a lower award or nothing. Is this the right/fair thing to do? I'm aware many here have taken it also for not having the health to continue fighting - perfectly understandable but is it the right thing to do?