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Going to the press?

tommy2k17tommy2k17 Member Posts: 28 Connected
I am going to put a 'mandatory reconsideration' claim in as I was turned down for my mobility part of PIP even though I have Cerebral Palsy.
If I am not successful, my friend said I should go to the press.
What do you think?

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,300 Disability Gamechanger
    Before you had your acessment did you do a self test to see if you fitted the PIP descriptors? If you are mobile for most of the time using aids or not and can walk the prescribed distances in the PIP acessment than you will not and should not be awarded a mobility allowances. 
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    I would seek advice from cab or welfare rights, good luck
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  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    I would seek advice from cab or welfare rights, good luck
    Doing so won't make any difference to the distance that can be walked.
  • tommy2k17tommy2k17 Member Posts: 28 Connected
    My friend wrote a statement for me on the aspect of safety; should I apeal with this:

    However I am concerned that I have been refused any mobility allowance whatsoever and therefore wish to appeal the decision in this area.

    Being nervous in my interview and looking at it in entirety I feel that I may not have given sufficient emphasis to the safety aspect of my mobility allowance application. You will see that the geography of the area where I live and that I can not drive determines that to reach the local station I have to walk up a steep hill and then along an unpaved busy road which is also unlit at night. To reach the bus stop or use local shops in the day I have to either use this same  road or an uneven footpath with stiles and an unmanned open railway crossing. This makes walking locally dangerous for me and I wish to live as independently as possible and not to have to ask people to give me lifts in their cars which severely restricts where I can go; additionally the availability of this option has declined sharply.

    I would be grateful if you would kindly reconsider your decision taking these factors into account.


    What do you think?


  • tommy2k17tommy2k17 Member Posts: 28 Connected
    wilko said:
    Before you had your acessment did you do a self test to see if you fitted the PIP descriptors? If you are mobile for most of the time using aids or not and can walk the prescribed distances in the PIP acessment than you will not and should not be awarded a mobility allowances. 


    I did, and they did fit the criteria.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Based on what you wrote above you may struggle to be awarded any mobility. I'd advise you to get further advice from your local welfare rights.
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  • tommy2k17tommy2k17 Member Posts: 28 Connected
    Doesn't the safety statement my friend wrote for me (above) count for anything?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As you're claiming for the way CP affects you then i'm guessing you're claiming mobility part for the descriptor moving around? If so then scoring points here is determined by how far you can walk because of pain, discomfort, breatlessness or fatigue. See link.

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  • tommy2k17tommy2k17 Member Posts: 28 Connected
    edited September 2018
    I now have a statement from my osteopath. Will this make a difference?

    My client has cerebral palsy of the spastic quadriplegic type, and a severe scoliosis of the spine. He has to do daily exercises and has osteopathic treatments every few months to maintain strength and mobility. He also wears specialised footwear to enable him to perform basic daily tasks including walking.

    I can confirm that even without theser provisions My client stuggles with any walking inside and out and quickly tires. This is exacerbated by any uneven ground, hills and unpaved roads and has resulted in numerous falls. As he cannot drive, and public transport is not easily accessible from where he lives, any reduction in mobility allowance will have a significantly detrimental effect on his quality of life.
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    Word of advice this is a public forum. You should not put any personal details on here. Scope encourages you to follow the guidelines 
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You should still get further advice because no one here knows how your conditions affect you. You should also remove your name because this is a public forum and names shouldn't be used.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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