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Hi, my name is tracey_wkd!

tracey_wkdtracey_wkd Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi, I have been on the higher rate of DLA both Mobility and Personal care for at least the last 13 years, my dla was due for renewal and I had to claim PIP I went for the assessment the assessor was awful and I received a letter saying I had been put on the lower rate for both yet my disabilities have got worse not better than they were in the first place and most of my disabilities are degenerative and will only get worse and there is nothing more that can be done for them I have a long history of depression as well due to events in my childhood and again it's something that is managed with medication and isn't going to suddenly disappear but there is no involvement with any medical staff for this as there again is not much more that they can do for my condition , his statement from the assessment was all lies and he was quite rude and even bullied me into trying to answer questions with a yes no answer that really couldn't be answered with a simple yes or no, I was quite distressed in the assessment but he just carried on pushing, I felt in the end I just wanted to get out of there before I completely lost my composure, I contacted them for the Mandatory Reconsideration and was advised to put it in writing to them about what I didn't agree within january, unfortunately I went down with that really bad flu and was in bed and unaware for just over a week I did my letter and sent it in to them but by the 13th day of the mandatory Reconsideration they sent out a letter saying the decision would remain the same my letter went to a different house on my lane as the houses are set out funny and I didn't get it till a week later as the lady was away at the time it came, I have put in for appeal but since then I have had even more health issues dangerously low iron I am now under a Specialist for this and need to undergo emergency ct scan and endoscopy because my iron levels are dangerously low so I am stressed out even more now does anyone have any advice that might help I just don't have an awful lot of fight left in me anymore and about ready to just give up on everything 


  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello Tracey @tracey_wkd and a warm welcome to the community. I am very glad you've found us, but very sorry you are having such a difficult time.
    I'm not a benefits specialist myself but have flagged your post up to the people who do know their stuff and they will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

    Whatever you do, Tracey, do not give up. You're in a safe space here, very much among friends, and we will do all that we can to help and support you.

    Here for you, and listening,
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