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Got my PIP award today
I moved home in Feb of this year so naturally I had to update the DWP on a change of address, at this time i was still on DLA (Indefinite lower care, higher mobility). A week after I got the letter to say my DLA was ending and that I would have to apply for PIP.
Had my PIP assessment (Home visit) in mid May which I thought went well. Today I received my award letter.
Daily Living Needs - Standard (8 Points scored)
Mobility Needs - Standard (10 Points scored)
I have no issues with the Daily Living part, that's perfectly fair. However the Mobility part is the major concern for me, I'm 2 points short of the Enhanced rate which means I lose my current mobility car and any sort of indepence I have left.
They have put on the letter stating I can "Plan and follow a route of a journey unaided" which isn't true. Me and my carer stated multiple times with the assessor that I can only make journeys when I have someone with me due to my physical and mental health.
Obviously my first step is to request a Mandatory Reconsideration, has anyone else done one of these and had success from it or will it eventually have to go to a full on appeal?
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