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Teresa_1
Teresa_1 Community member Posts: 18 Courageous
At last l have statement of reasons sent to me re refusal of PIP.They state that l travel 8,000 miles per annum in my car which is not true,and can be checked via Motability l presume.I had my car nearly 5 years,and have done less than 9,000 miles! Due to this,they say l can cover a considerable distance on an annual basis.Can this be considered an error of judgement please?

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  • Teresa_1
    Teresa_1 Community member Posts: 18 Courageous
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    I'm sure motability will know for sure.I had the car from new with them.Sadly,what they've put has been used against me
  • Teresa_1
    Teresa_1 Community member Posts: 18 Courageous
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    Sorry,but was does IMO mean?
  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Community member Posts: 596 Pioneering
    edited January 2018
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    IMO = in my opinion

    What does the distance you supposedly travel have to do with your PIP refusal?
  • Teresa_1
    Teresa_1 Community member Posts: 18 Courageous
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    Because l'm agoraphobic,so don't travel far,very complicated to try and explain.

  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Community member Posts: 596 Pioneering
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    Ah, I see. They're using that as evidence you can't be agoraphobic and therefore, are able to get out and about.
  • Teresa_1
    Teresa_1 Community member Posts: 18 Courageous
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    Yes,basically.Saying l travel approx 8,000 miles per annum,therefore covering a substantial distance on an annual basis.
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you are hoping to appeal to the UTT then you really need to get trained advice as to whether this is an error in law

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Teresa_1
    Teresa_1 Community member Posts: 18 Courageous
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    Thank you,yes,l'm aware,but very unsure about how to go about it.That was the advice given to me from my MP.I need to find a way of doing this privately.
  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Community member Posts: 596 Pioneering
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    I personally wouldn't use the amount of mile as my argument. If you're appealing mobility on the basis of planning and following a journey, there's no mention of using a car. It's to do with getting from A to B safely without help.
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