In March 2017 the government changed the PIP rules to make it harder for people with mental health conditions to qualify for the mobility component. However, in December, the High Court found that these changes unlawfully discriminated against some disabled people.
The government had originally said that it intended to appeal the Court’s decision, but it has now decided to back down.
As a result of this, every person receiving Personal Independence Payments (PIP) will have their claim reviewed.
You can find more information here but if you are worried about how this might affect you or if you need any further information specific to sickle cell disorder, please get in touch with our helpline on 020 8963-7794 Monday to Friday 10- 5pm or you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org