Saskia’s family lost their Motability vehicle because of a six-month delay in processing her transfer from Disability Living Allowance to PIP. Losing DLA means the family loses a range of connected benefits, including carer’s allowance, the disability component of Child Tax Credits, and assistance with winter heating bills. Her mother, a single parent, will also lose £70 per week Income Support, £30 per week mortgage assistance, free prescriptions, dental treatment and school dinners. She says, “The PIP would be for Saskia, but because she is not getting it, I am not getting the other stuff we need as a family. And if Saskia has a meltdown at school now, I am 16 miles away. I can’t get to parent forums and groups for children with autism.”