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HelenESA
HelenESA Community member Posts: 7 Listener
edited July 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
My husband was awarded PIP higher rate for mobility last year from March 2022 and it was backdated for3 months.  He is in a wheelchair and finds getting around outside and indoors difficult. He suffers from depression, pains in his feet and in his shoulders which means he has difficulty caring for himself and relies on family members to both cook and assist with personal needs washing etc., He had put this on his PIP claim form and yet was awarded higher rate mobility but nothing at all for daily living. We do not know why. Due to my husbands depression he did not question this and was grateful to receive the payments that he continues to receive.  He will be 66 in 2 weeks time and his ESA contributory support group benefit will stop and he will receive his state pension. I realise it would have been better to question why he did not receive PIP daily living at the time however he did not do so and I wander if I or an agency should help him to contact the relevant PIP provider to ask why and see if he can apply for daily living to be reviewed and paid on top of his mobility higher rate award.  Is this advisable to do this 1) now before he reaches 66 state age or 2) do it after he receives his pension or 3) or not apply as it may risk him having his higher rate mobility taken away.  His health condition remains the same as when he applied last year. Any help advise would be appreciated.

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