Campaigne For Blind And Partially Sighted People To Get The Higher Rate Of The Mobility Component Of DLAPosted: November 6, 2006
I’m a bit….ashamed of these entries, bt want to publish the blog from the start. I’m glad my writing has matured over the years.
While reading the RNIB’S website a couple of months ago, I came across
This is a campaign to make blind and partially sighted people get the higher rate of the mobility component of DLA (disability living allowance).
A lot of you are probably wondering: what the hell is she on about? Let me explain…
There are 2 components to DLA: the care component (This is for people who need extra care, for example, people who cannot feed and dress themselves) and the mobility component (for people who have difficulty getting around). The care component has 3 rates: the higher rate (60 pounds per week),the middle rate (40 pounds per week) and the low rate (16 pounds per week). The mobility component only has 2 rates: the high rate (about 43 pounds per week) and the low rate (16 pounds per week).
Currently only people with physical disabilities like wheelchair users get the higher rate of mobility. The RNIB is trying to change this because blind and partially sighted people have to rely on taxies and people to take them everywhere.
LET’S CAMPAIGN TO CHANGE THIS. Sorry this is in capitals but i want to highlight it. I’m not shouting at anyone.
I’ve also created a petition about this. Please sign it. It’s at:
Let me know your comments about this issue. Do you think it is unfair that blind and partially sighted people don’t get the higher rate of mobility?? Do you not care? All views welcome!!!!!!