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Hi everyone , I had my tribunal hearing today regarding them lowering my mobility allowance to standard rate which meant i had to lose my car i have had mobilty allowance at the high rate for 19 years. I waited 10 months for my appeal to be heard, the doctor was a sarcastic cow and the Judge and the person from DWP no better. I have had numerous operations ,hip replacement which was unsuccessful ,both knees done and put on my form that I could not walk more than 20 metres. when I went for the assessment the lies that were written were unbelievable. the decision maker said i could walk 40 metres, when I challenged this she said that I walked about 20 metres into the examination room and 20 metres out, I said surely you cannot justify this as I was sitting for 1 1/2 hrs in between I had a walking stick and was in a lot of pain ,I also don't believe the walk from the waiting room was 20 metres more like 10/11 metres but it suits their argument to put 20. Since my assessment 11 months ago I have been attending the pain clinic.and treatment with a psychologist for my mental state. all this information was provided to the tribunal but they said we are not interested in what has gone on since your assessment we are only interested in what your illness was at the time of your assessment last year. So where do I go from here ,my mobility is worse and also my mental health, I am 68 years of age , if I fill in a fresh PIP claim pack do they send me for another assessment ? I'm extremely upset and although the girl who examined me last year told lies she did actually put on the back page of the assessment that my condition would deterioate so how can this be justified
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