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cherifcherif Member Posts: 3 Connected
I have an unanswered question i would like help with please.
I am currently receiving PIP as I have mental health problems and Diabetes, and have severe neuropathic pain in both feet.
I currently get Higher Rate for personal care and Standard Rate for Mobility.
I am aware that by law I shouldnt be driving with the Neuropathy as sometimes I cant feel my feet and will have to give up my driving license.
I have been told that I could drive an adapted Motability vehicle and an electric scooter as I could use my hands to do this.
I would like to apply for PIP again as I feel I should be entitled to the Enhanced Rate Mobility Component due to the severity of my Neuropthy in my feet, making getting around extremely difficult.
Please can you advise me as I have also heard that if you apply again you can get turned down completely.
Kind regards


  • NystagmiteNystagmite Member Posts: 608 Pioneering
    You may get turned down, you may get the same as what you get now, you may get more or less. 
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger

    I suggest you re-post in Ask a benefits advisor category.
  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    Hi @cherif,

    I've moved this post into our 'Ask a Benefits Advisor' category, where @BenefitsTrainingCo may be able to advise.

    My Benefits and Work also have a handy PIP self-test tool, which you may find useful. We also have lots of information about PIP on our website.

    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, then please do let us know.
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi cherif

    Basically, Nystagmite is right... there are no guarantees as the whole award may be looked at again and you could end up with the same, more, or less.

    If the last decision was made relatively recently and there have been no changes in circumstances since then the DWP is unlikely to increase the award.

    The only way to approach this is to look carefully at the qualifying rules and how your situation matches up. It's such a big area and difficult to advise on here... i suggest you start with the Disability Rights UK factsheet here paying particular attention to the activities, descriptors and points on pages 31 onwards. Also the reliably criteria is really important and is described on page 6.

    Ideally you should have a chat with a specialist to establish the likelihood of success. If you didn't get advice first time around it may be that with help it will be safe and advisable to proceed.

    Best wishes
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