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mobiity aids points & PIP
Ive just been following the mobility points discussion on PIP and walking distance thresholds i was/ am on originally on high rate of DLA but my mobility allowance was suspended when I moved to living in france now I'm back in the UK I'm was expecting to have my mobility component reinstated but DWP tel me NO I have to apply for PIP which scares me that might lose my DLA & ESA In relation to waking distance-thresholds. After a stroke i havehemiplegia left sided paralysis which means that the gross movement of my affected leg/ foot is very awkward crude and prone to pain I can only walk get out of my chair stand because upon dressing at the start of the day i dress with / use a clinical othotic foot brace [ invisible wearing trousers] which helps to stop my drop-foot. if i get out of bed at night I struggle without the orthotic or a walking-pole touching the wall or furniture to walk to the ensuite toilet . but with the orthotic and my walking pole I can walk more than the 50m distance on a smooth surface. but I wouldn't dream to try without orthotic due to instability pain fatigue etc try to walk the 50m without pole or orthotic on anything other than smooth indoors any distance greater than the 50m would be hugely slower and more wobbly than an ' normal person. But even so I worry that with my aids I might be deemed too mobile for PiIP mobility etc when using my foot brace and walking aid. what advice should follow with Pip etc? thank you