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mandatory reconsideration notice
My daughter recently asked for a pip mandatory reconsideration for pip award. She was previously entitled to higher rate dla. After her pip assesment she was awarded 10 points for Moving Around question. She was awarded 0 points for planning and following a journey. They said she can plan and follow a journey unaided. We argued that this is not the case. She may be able to plan a journey mentally but without help from another person she cannot undertake the journey alone. She is pushed in a wheelchair when out. They said this question is designed to assess the barriers claimants face that are associated with mental,cognitive or sensory ability. They decided they would not reconsider and give her the extra points. Surely the physical ability to complete a journey alone should come in to it as well ? She might know how to get into town and what bus to take but what good us that if she is unable to complete it alone? I would like to ask if it is worth going ahead with an appeal. Thanks in advance
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