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axwy62
axwy62 Community member Posts: 142 Empowering
edited October 2018 in Everyday life
The new nationwide process seems to be a bit of a nightmare so far. Despite using the renewal code they gave me I’ve still had to send loads of documents to the council. I applied using my Pip award because I thought it would be easier than an assessment, though the council previously just accepted my word that I can’t walk.  
I think some of the issues are with my council as they initially insisted that I had to supply a copy of the award letter detailing the points I was awarded for moving around dated in the last 12 months, which I don’t have because I haven’t been assessed in the last 12 months, but they eventually accepted the original award letter plus this years up rating letter.
Their las email really takes the biscuit though. My last email started ‘as I told you before, due to disability I cannot use the phone ....’. Their reply ‘we’ve arranged for an advisor to call you ...’.
If I didn’t laugh I’d cry.

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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,635 Championing
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    Oh I am sorry you are having a tough time, this sounds so frustrating!!
  • axwy62
    axwy62 Community member Posts: 142 Empowering
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    Eventually got this sorted, re-did the application as unable to walk and got a new badge for 3 years. My PIP award expired next year so they were only going to give me a badge for a year based on that, but still wanted £10 for it.
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,635 Championing
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    Im glad to hear you got your badge sorted :)
  • axwy62
    axwy62 Community member Posts: 142 Empowering
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    I don't even use the badge that often, now I'm in a powered chair I'd rather get hubby to park somewhere quiet and leave the blue badge spaces for people who can't manage without them, but I do still need it sometimes.
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,635 Championing
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    It is there to make life a little easier, I am glad you have it sorted so you can use it when you need it :)
  • exdvr
    exdvr Community member Posts: 324 Empowering
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    Hi @axwy62  Glad you got it sorted.

     My blue badge comes at a cost of £20 for 3 years which works out at less than 2p per day. I too had to get a confirmation from DWP because apparently they don't send out annual letters nowadays.  For what little hassle there is involved in renewing it, it's an absolute bargain.