Can you get enchanced Motability for mental health

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AFB
AFB Community member Posts: 64 Contributor
edited May 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi
My mum suffers from different mental health and I'm currently appealing her PIP. We received a appeal date in 3 weeks time. I wanted to know can a person who suffers from severe depression, psychosis and severe anxiety be eliglible for enhanced rate of PIP as she unable to go out of the house without someone. Any advice would be helpful.

Thanks

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  • dee4848
    dee4848 Community member Posts: 256 Empowering
    edited May 2018
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    @AFB The highest would be 10 points if she has no mobility problens
  • Lasian_Alumni
    Lasian_Alumni Community member Posts: 656 Empowering
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    Hi @AFB,

    Rethink has given some information on getting mobility rates for mental health reasons, and how that will be impacted by the recent court rulings.

    From my understanding of it, it can be very difficult at the moment for people to get the enhanced rate for mental health reasons, but that should hopefully be changing soon.
  • AFB
    AFB Community member Posts: 64 Contributor
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    Hi @Lasian_Scope
    Thanks for the advice and weblink.
  • whistles
    whistles Community member Posts: 1,583 Championing
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    Are you appealing standard to enhanced without knowing if you fit the criteria? 
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • AFB
    AFB Community member Posts: 64 Contributor
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    Im appealing to enhanced as she was awarded nothing for motability. Ive seen the criteria but need advice to see if i was correct. As she unable to make a journey that familiar to her without assistance. Any advice @whistles
  • dee4848
    dee4848 Community member Posts: 256 Empowering
    edited May 2018
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    @AFB  does she have difficulty walking ?
  • dee4848
    dee4848 Community member Posts: 256 Empowering
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    @AFB The descriptor your saying applies to her scores 10 points she will need 12  or more to  be awarded Enhanced
  • AFB
    AFB Community member Posts: 64 Contributor
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    @dee4848 Thanks for the advice
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,299 Championing
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    dee4848 said:
    @AFB The highest would be 10 points if she has no mobility problens
    This is not correct, sorry. Lots of people claim Enhanced mobility for following and planning a journey, my daughter is one of them.
  • dee4848
    dee4848 Community member Posts: 256 Empowering
    edited May 2018
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    dee4848 said:
    @AFB The highest would be 10 points if she has no mobility problens
    This is not correct, sorry. Lots of people claim Enhanced mobility for following and planning a journey, my daughter is one of them.
    Just read bk yes the descriptor F might apply
  • dee4848
    dee4848 Community member Posts: 256 Empowering
    edited May 2018
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    @AFB sorry I'm a bit behind on reading post ..Yes descriptor F will apply to her
  • AFB
    AFB Community member Posts: 64 Contributor
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    Thanks for advice @poppy123456
  • AFB
    AFB Community member Posts: 64 Contributor
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    Hi @poppy123456
    So people with severe mental health problems can get ehanced rate of motablitiy for planning and journey.
    Thanks
  • dee4848
    dee4848 Community member Posts: 256 Empowering
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    It will all depend on why she carnt for any descriptor
  • AFB
    AFB Community member Posts: 64 Contributor
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    Oh thanks for reply @dee4848
  • dee4848
    dee4848 Community member Posts: 256 Empowering
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    @AFB I myself is the same as your mum I was awarded 10 points descriptor E and 4 for moving around . I got descriptor E because of the phsicoligical distress .
  • AFB
    AFB Community member Posts: 64 Contributor
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    I understand it more clearly now. Thanks for support and advice. @dee4848
  • dee4848
    dee4848 Community member Posts: 256 Empowering
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    @AFB Good Luck for your mum 
  • AFB
    AFB Community member Posts: 64 Contributor
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    @dee4848 Thank you.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,299 Championing
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    AFB said:
    Hi @poppy123456
    So people with severe mental health problems can get ehanced rate of motablitiy for planning and journey.
    Thanks
    Yes, indeed they can. My daughter claims it because she's never been out alone and she's 17. She can't count money, or tell the time either. If she went out alone and got lost she wouldn't know what to do. For example she couldn't use a timetable because she can't tell the time. She's not road safe either and doesn't understand what she has to do to cross the road safely. She has support workers that help her to go out a couple of times a week.

    Not everyone with mental health can successfully claim Enhanced mobility, it totally depends on how that person is affected by the mental health.