I have finally received my Mandatory Reconsideration Notice and was awarded Enhanced Care & Enhanced Mobility. I was previously on standard for both.
I reported a change in circumstance had a F2F but remained on standard for both only increasing 2 points from 8 to 10 in mobility. I decided to go for MR as I had new evidence from occupational therapy, which stated my need for a wheelchair & level access shower.
When reading through the MR notice, in the section where they tell you how they decided, it says “further evidence was sought from a healthcare professional with regards to the evidence I forwarded and following the receipt of a supplementary report they have changed my points”.
(Is the healthcare professional Atos/Capita?)
I am elated with the decision, but my award expires in 2021 with review 2020 and I’m now very worried that it will change once again like so many others, when I get to review. My conditions are life long and the impacts on my daily living are likely to stay the same or get worse, so I don’t understand why the award is so short.
My question for members is, at this point if I were to appeal, could I argue the length of the award? and would it be worth it given the current wait time on appeals and when my review would take place?
Also, could anyone tell me, if I am able to obtain a copy of the supplementary report or any other information the dwp have about me.