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Lost my car

sammy44 Member Posts: 16 Connected
Hi there I’m so upset tonight I had a review for my pip and got told I only scored 4 points for mobility and that means I lose my car and I can hardly walk I need my car for hospitals every three weeks my anxiety has gone through the roof please help me 


  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi sammy and welcome

    Have you asked for a mandatory recon ?

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • sammy44
    sammy44 Member Posts: 16 Connected
    I’m going to yes this won’t do my health any good I need my car for the hospital I have to go every 3 weeks for an infusion 
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sammy44, and welcome to the community!

    So sorry to hear this, and especially that you're feeling upset and anxious at the moment. I really hope we can help. As CR says, it would be good to begin the mandatory reconsideration process ASAP. You might like to check out Scope's guidance on appealing DWP decisions for further information about the process, and do let us know if we can be of any assistance.
  • sammy44
    sammy44 Member Posts: 16 Connected
    Thankyou your really kind I’m feeling low today feel like ending things I need help to get me through this can someone help me 
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sammy44, I'm so sorry to hear that you're feeling low.

    You are a member of our community and we appreciate you. If you are having thoughts of suicide, it is important that you discuss them with someone who is qualified to help. Please call the Samaritans on 116 123 (free) or email them at [email protected]

    You might also benefit from reading MIND’s information on how you can help yourself. If you feel that you may be an immediate danger to yourself, please call 999 or go to your local hospital right away.

  • charlene
    charlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Oh Sammy so sorry you are feeling so low, please don't this experience overwhelm you.  I have been given a list of telephone numbers one I had phoned.It was Seap tel no 03003435704. Experiencing some of your feeling but feeling a little better since phoning Seap.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • sammy44
    sammy44 Member Posts: 16 Connected
    Thankyou your so kind xx
  • sammy44
    sammy44 Member Posts: 16 Connected
    I’m a genuine case I have sarcoidosis of lungs and eyes I get out of breath and a weak bladder and stiff joints I can’t get out of bath so my husband washes me I have to use a stick I’m crying writing this i didn’t even walk on my assessment st my home and only got 4 points I just can’t believe this has happened I’m so alone 
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    So sorry to hear this @sammy44. I hope you know that you're not alone: unfortunately many of our community members have also been in similar situations, and we'll all do our best to offer advice during the appeals process. It was recently quoted that 65% of PIP appeals are successful, so there's definitely still hope. Let us know how you get on and if you have any questions, do feel free to ask.
  • Grateful01
    Grateful01 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Sammy44..what way does this whole THING WORK????
  • Colourfull
    Colourfull Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    Sammy 44 I hope you get this resolved and you are allowed to keep your car you so desperatey need hope all works out for you.

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  • karen1201
    karen1201 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi Sammy44
    I am new to this site, hoping to talk to others who have been having the same problems with PIP.
    I too had my mobility allowance cut from higher rate to standard and they took my car away, as I used my allowance to lease a motobility car. I was shocked with their decision and very upset  it would mean i was housebound I also lost my Blue badge. I spoke to the council who sent me for yet another one to one medical test and thankfully they agreed I needed the blue badge back, so that was worth doing. Now I am waiting for my tribunal (so far 6 months) to see if they will overturn the initial ruling x
    I hope you are successful  at your tribunal as well try to stay  strong x

  • Johncomley
    Johncomley Member Posts: 1 Listener
    This.pip seriously does not work.
    The old dwp was apparently far better. Now if you dont fit into a certain category your out.
    I know so many people unfortunately abuse the system.but for the genuine ones perhaps an interview with a real doctor as opposed to a non qualified person who if doesnt like your face your out. 
  • stephenjohn
    stephenjohn Member Posts: 44 Courageous
    Things are never as bad as you think ,if you need to talk e mail me ! I will always listen xxxxx
  • sammy44
    sammy44 Member Posts: 16 Connected
    That’s kind of you thankyou x


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