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PIP standard rate

marge1marge1 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited February 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I’ve just received my letter from pip giving me standard rate of mobility I really don’t understand how they can do this as my condition is worse than when I first got my higher rate of mobility a few years ago ! On the day I went for my interview I couldn’t use my stick as my hands were so sore , my husband parked as near as possible to the centre and helped walk me in the lady who interviewed me was standing at the door watching me struggling to walk in and one of the questions was did you manage to get here alright !! I got a score of 2 for that , I told her I use a walking stick but as my hands were so sore I couldn’t hold it so depended on my husband to help me as sometimes I fall over .
i have phoned to appeal the decision ,please any help on what I have to write in my letter .


  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @marge1 and welcome to the community. I'm glad you have found us, but sorry to hear about your difficulties. You are - of course - not alone. Problems with assessments are a source of many enquiries and we have many members who are or have been in a similar situation.
    The good news is that that means we have plenty of people and resources here to help.
    The likelihood is that your post will be moved by Admin to a forum where it will be seen by more fellow sufferers and you will be offered help. Benefits are not my own specialism, but I can point you to at least one link that may be useful:
    Please have a look at it and see if it is of any help and, in the meantime, others who can help you in more detail will be along in due course.
    Hope that helps at least a little,
    Keep in touch,
    Warmest best wishes,

  • marge1marge1 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you Richard , I’m so glad I found this site sometimes you feel a bit alone it was good to read other people are having the same problems and able to help one another.
    kind regards 
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello Margaret, @marge1, and it is good to hear from you. Yes, it can be very lonely out there at times.
    Keep in touch.
    Warmest best wishes,
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