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Mandatory Decision result
Hi all, just thought I’d update you on my MR decision which came through yesterday. They’ve changed my PIP from standard rate care only back to enhanced rate of care, but only awarded me standard rate of mobility (I’m off enhanced by 2 points) so I still lose my lifeline car which gets me to hospital and gp appointments, pharmacy and counselling sessions. And all because the assessor decided in her infinite wisdom to ignore the comment I made that I never drive alone and wrote that I drive once every two months. I haven’t driven alone in years, last time I drove was December and that was with my husband who took over as I was getting very stressed and panicky and the pain in my back and legs was awful. I don’t know whether to appeal and risk losing everything but, being on PIP and ESA, I can’t afford to buy a car. It’s a catch 22, damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
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