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Hi, my name is reverend_L!

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reverend_L
reverend_L Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi, I am Lenny and I'm a few years from being 60 ! I am severely disabled, physically, but I am glad to say my sense of humor is a riot when it gets going ! I am supported valiantly by my beautiful wife who is my carer even though her health isn't great. Together we are Mr and Mrs Hobbalong !

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  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Championing
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    Hi @reverend_L

    It’s great to meet you this morning

    Please have a good look around.

    Please let me know if I can help you further?????
  • Alex
    Alex Posts: 1,304 Pioneering
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    Hi @reverend_L

    Welcome! It's great to have you here, and thanks for telling us all about you!

    I hope you find the community useful and welcoming. Feel free to take a look at our recent discussions or find a group that sounds interesting. Any problems, just let us know!
  • reverend_L
    reverend_L Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thanks Alex, appreciate your welcome.
  • reverend_L
    reverend_L Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    steve51 said:
    Hi @reverend_L

    It’s great to meet you this morning

    Please have a good look around.

    Please let me know if I can help you further?????
    Cheers Steve, appreciate your welcome.
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Championing
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    Hi @reverend_L

    No probs anytime !!!!!!
  • reverend_L
    reverend_L Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    @steve51, I have recently had a F2F assessment and it was a joke, bloody awful - and that is being polite ! I have been awarded the high rate for daily living and the standard rate for mobility which has resulted in my losing my mobility scooter, resulting in me being made housebound. I have been over to the relevant group but am unable to post there because I cannot see the 'new thread' or whatever its called ! I want to appeal the mobility award because the assessor has written a pack of lies. I was left in a state of shock after the assessor left(after 15 minutes !), I had been a nervous wreck up to the time of the 'assessment'. Add to this he didn't show us any ID or tell us what his qualifications were. Thanking you in advance @steve51
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Championing
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    Hi @reverend_L

    Many thanks !!!!!!

    I’m so sorry to hear about your pip assessment  !!!!!

    Have you appealed yet ???

    Please please let me know if I can be off any help/support ????

    Many thanks.
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Championing
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    First thing is to request a copy of the report
    Next is to request an MR within a month of the date of your decision letter

    It is important to understand the points system, descriptors and the criteria for an award. A good starting place is the B&W self test

     http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.php

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • reverend_L
    reverend_L Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    @CockneyRebel, thanks dude, much appreciated. The assessor made up his own answers and I'm not making that up ! I have the high rate for daily living and standard rate for mobility. What annoys me is how many of us on DLA for life have to re-apply because the CONservative govt introduced PIP. I am surprised the govt have not had a class action taken out over this.
  • reverend_L
    reverend_L Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    I have just watched a most informative Scope video about the MR and feel a lot calmer about going forward with the MR process. Thank you all at Scope for doing what you do. To many of us you provide a caring and informative service.
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Championing
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    Hi @reverend_L

    That’s great news I’m so pleased for you!!

    Please let me know if there’s anything that I can help you with??  

    Thanks.
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