There were interesting developments in Parliament as our campaign to retain the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance for disabled children in residential schools continues to make an impact.
Baroness Thomas of Winchester received the following response to her written question below:
Baroness Thomas of Winchester
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to help parents with the mobility needs during the school holidays of disabled children who live in a residential home during term time.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord Freud):
Children who have underlying entitlement to Disability Living Allowance whilst at a residential school will, on application at the appropriate time, have payment of either component restored for holiday periods.
We will be making clearer as we move towards the Bill exactly how the measure to cease paying mobility component of DLA to people in care homes will affect particular groups.
Read more about the debate taking place on the reform of Disabilty Living Allowance and what we are doing to support people with neuromuscular conditions.