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Trying for mobility again

swanmarkswanmark Member Posts: 13 Listener
Hi Guys, this has all come about because I am trying to get my Blue Badge renewed. They keep moving the goal posts, I was first told I had to get a letter from my consultant to confirm my walking difficulties, which has taken since March to do, because consultants are far to busy to write trivial letters. so anyway got the letter, but I have now been told that because I only had 4 points on the pip mobility section, (which was a big surprise has I am in a wheelchair and attend the pip exam in the chair) I now have to go back to the DLA to try and get the higher points. My question is this, does anyone know the success rate of going back to the pip exam a second time. because I telephoned them and they gave me a serious warning that I could lose my PIP altogether if I had a review, which as scared me and put me right off doing it. my problem is I have developed Diabetic Neuropathy in my left foot and lost most of the feeling, so my condition has worsened since my last pip exam. but I really don't know what to do, but my life would be so much easier with a blue badge. Any help guys, thanks in advance. 


  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2018
    If your decision letter is less than 28 days old you can ask for a mandatory reconsideration.  Otherwise I suggest you get f2f advice from CAB or similar, or local authority welfare rights.

  • swanmarkswanmark Member Posts: 13 Listener
    I did that right after the assessment but they denied it, my original assessment was 2 years ago
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Only 17% of MR decisions are successful and most have to take it to Tribunal. Had you done this then your chances of success would have been much greater. As you're now outside of the 13 month time frame to do this, my advice on your other post still stands. Expert advice is needed.
    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.
  • TonyMonTonyMon Member Posts: 17 Connected
    How the hell did you get 4 points in a wheelchair?? I got 4 and can work more than 50M but no more than 200M
  • swanmarkswanmark Member Posts: 13 Listener
    That’s exactly what they gave me, obviously they don’t give a damn, they get a bonus for everyone they take off mobility 
  • TardisTardis Member Posts: 214 Pioneering
    Who supplied the wheelchair?  If you have wheelchair services assessment paperwork then I would apply for a Blue Badge under the 'with further assessment' route using that as evidence.
  • swanmarkswanmark Member Posts: 13 Listener
    It’s my own had it for a few years
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