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Feeling stupid but i am confused

ljuk75ljuk75 Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi i have recieved a decision by the court tribunal but i dont understand it says not entitled to daily living but is entitled to enhanced mobility from may of last year i dont understand how you can get enhanced mobility but only score a seven on the daily living.also it doesnt say what will happen now or if i have to do something i suffer with neads anxiety and depression can you let me know if i should be doing something thankyou

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome

    You should ring the DWP to make sure that they have received a copy of the tribunal decision.
    The DWP normally put an award into payment 5-8 weeks following the decision
    They may ask the tribunal for a statement of reason which could add to the delay. If they do this then they are looking for an error in law on which to challenge the decision

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi ljuk75,

    There are 10 daily living activities that you can score points on - briefly they are cooking, eating, taking medication, washing and bathing, toileting, dressing and undressing, communicating, reading, engaging with people and budgeting - they are all daily activities that we all need to do.
    Separately, there are 2 mobility activities that you can score points on - planning and following journeys and moving around. 
    It sounds like you scored 7 on daily living therefore you are not awarded that component as you needed to score 8 or more. If you have been awarded the enhanced rate for mobility then you have scored 12 or more.
    You could get both components, just the one or just the other depending on the points scored. They don't depend on the other. 
    You don't have to do anything at this point if you are happy with the decision. The tribunals service will send the same copy of the decision that you've had to the DWP, and unless they decide to appeal they should pay you within 6 weeks.

    Lee
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