A cruel Tory benefits shake-up has forced 75,000 disabled people to give up their adapted cars, it has emerged.

Motability bosses revealed the shocking figure tonight.

The charity leases adapted cars to people which are paid for by disability benefit. But thousands of its clients have lost out after being moved from the old Disability Living Allowance to the new Personal Independence Payment, which Tory ministers launched in 2013.

Tonight Motability director Declan O’Mahoney confessed that figure now stands at 75,000 people – 43% of the 175,000 Motability clients who have moved from DLA to PIP so far.

He told MPs on the Treasury and Work and Pensions committees: “They either drop to standard rate [of payment] or nil, and as a consequence they’ve had to leave the scheme.”

Source: Cruel Tory benefit shake-up has forced 75,000 disabled people to give up their adapted cars – Mirror Online


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