Have you been affected by the PIP 20 metre rule? If so, we want to hear from you!

Under Personal Independence Payments (PIP), 20 metres is the new distance that has been introduced for people to qualify for the enhanced rate of the mobility component. This differs from the distance of 50 metres typically used to assess people for the equivalent higher rate of mobility component under Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

A Judicial Review of the 20m Rule under PIP is now due to be heard on Wednesday 9 July in the High Court in Birmingham. The Disability Benefits Consortium, which NRAS is a member of, is in need of case studies and any help would be much appreciated!

Ideally we would love to hear from you by Monday 30 June at the latest so we can speak to you in time to use your stories on or before Wednesday 9 July:

We would be interested to hear from you if you are either a new claimant of personal independence payment (PIP), or a DLA claimant who has been reassessed for PIP and have been affected by the new 20 metre qualifying distance for the enhanced rate mobility component of PIP.

We would like to speak to people who have been awarded the standard rate mobility component who believe they would have received the enhanced rate mobility component before the 20 metre rule was introduced. This includes people who can reliably walk between 20 and 50 metres.

We would especially like to speak to you if you would be comfortable talking to the media about this issue.

Please contact our Government Affairs Officer, Laura on 0845 458 3969 or email her at laura@nras.org.uk if you would be happy to share your story.


Ruth Grosart

NRAS Digital Media Coordinator

1 Reply

  • Not to talk to media but will add that I possibly would fail this new rule...72 and DLA at highest rate for care and mobility. I can't go out by myself, and in pain a lot wherever I walk. Does this make me liable to lose the award? In the house or road. Some drives are longer than this so that is hard for folk to even get out on the new rule. I believe it is not the distance but how much agro you are in to do it., I do have RA OA Fibro and osteoporosis and no painkillers cos of allergies..

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