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pip - mobility element reduced to standard rate.

jacquijohn
jacquijohn Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi 
I have just received my pip decision and have had my mobility element reduced to standard rate. This was based on the fact that according to the assessor I can walk ( using walls and doors ) 12 meters to the bathroom therefore this is considered a total distance of 24 meters.  However the assessor did not observe me walking to the bathroom but just paced out the distance and estimated it ( it is in fact 10 meters). And obviously I rest when I get there. Is this as rediculous as it sounds to me or am I missing the point. I'm totally confused. 

Comments

  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello jacquijohn and welcome

    This is both ridiculous and common

    If that is the stated reason then you have good grounds for appeal.
    Any walking distance has to be carried out safely, reliably, to an acceptable standard  and repeatedly. Using walls and doors for support suggests neither safely, or to an acceptable standard and with the obvious rest after 10-12m repeatability comes into question

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,798 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jacquijohn, and welcome! So sorry to hear this; as CR says, you have good grounds for appeal. Is this something you have considered? If so, there's some great advice on appealing a DWP decision that you may like to read.

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