Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

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Soulhawk
Soulhawk Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello Everyone.
To cut a long story short, I had an accident at work in Dec 2017 that resulted in shoulder and head injuries, that the Doctors have said they can't do anything further with.
My health has deteriorated on a number of fronts since then.
I applied for PIP on 22nd October 2021.
I was awarded 7 points on the Daily Living Component but nothing on the Mobility Component.
I asked them to reconsider and they said they stuck by their decision.
After taking advice from the wonderful C.A.B, they advised me to appeal the decision.
I did appeal and received a letter on 12th August 2022 to say they had reviewed the evidence and were now awarding me 15 point on Daily Living Component. 
I was told in the letter that I had to report any changes in my circumstances, which I did when I was diagnosed with Angina and breathing difficulties which have seriously affected my mobility and daily life.
I was told by the DWP Advisor who I spoke to to fill a form in to apply for the Mobility Component.
I must say that the gentleman was very helpful but I have now received a message to tell me to attend a Face to Face Consultation on 12th January 2023.
Having already been awarded the Higher Level Of Daily Living Component, can anyone clarify if this meeting will be applicable to the Mobility Component or will it relate to both Components.
We have had such a long battle to receive anything in the first place and it hasn't been easy.
Any guidance or advice will be much appreciated.
All The Best Folks in these difficult times.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,965 Disability Gamechanger
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    When you report a change of circumstances your whole award will be looked at again and a new decision will be made. Any new decision made will overrule your current award.
    Once the assessment is completed and your report is returned to DWP a decision can take anything up to about 12 weeks.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Soulhawk
    Soulhawk Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank You poppy123456
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Soulhawk I'm glad poppy could help answer your question, let us know how things go with your face to face consultation soon, and if you need anything in the meantime, please ask :) 

    All the best for a positive outcome!
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