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Tribunal day

rhino1rhino1 Member Posts: 32 Courageous
Hi everybody.   Opinions please on attending my tribunal shortly. I generally use my motability scooter so am I best to show my struggles on crutches on the day or just use the scooter for ease.  Many thanks Rhino1

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  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    What would you do normally?

    Perhaps use both?
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m not sure, if you can get there safely in the scooter but maybe the crutches in the centre.
    readlly depends on how you are feeling that day but be yourself on a bad day, they need to see you at your worst.
    if not they will think your managing.
    im sure Cockenrebel could help?
  • rhino1rhino1 Member Posts: 32 Courageous
    Many thanks Susan48 and Jerph. The nerves, I think, are beginning to get the better of me! Having waited almost a year for the tribunal meeting it has been a stressful time, and I am now going towards crutches. Roll on next Wednesday when it is all done! Thanks again. Best regards Rhino1
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi rhino

    Crutches or scooter ?
    How far can you walk with your crutches ?
    What rate of mobility are you trying to claim ?


    12. Moving around.
    12 a. Can stand and then move more than 200 metres, either aided or unaided. 0 points
    12 b. Can stand and then move more than 50 metres but no more than 200 metres, either aided or unaided. 4 points
    12 c. Can stand and then move unaided more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres. 8 points
    12 d. Can stand and then move using an aid or appliance more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres. 10 points
    12 e. Can stand and then move more than 1 metre but no more than 20 metres, either aided or unaided. 12 points
    12 f. Cannot, either aided or unaided, �(i) stand; or (ii) move more than 1 metre. 12 points


    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • rhino1rhino1 Member Posts: 32 Courageous
    Hi CR. I have been awarded 12d but think 12e is more appropriate. I wear a surgical boot which is needed and two crutches due to a failed ankle fusion.  20 metres is outside of my limitations but doing it once would show the issues I face I think, whereas the scooter doesn't.  Thanks again for your help. Kind regards Rhino1.
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