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DLA Lifetime award For lifetime of disability
I was born with no hip joint and after several operations as a child was left with no mobility in my left hip and a shortness of two and a half inches. I fought to be an independent child, teenager, mum and wife then back in the 90's had a hip replacement but the muscles were shot. Another in 2007 left me needing sticks and my mobility became much reduced. I was advised to apply for a blue badge and DLA and was awarded a lifetime award of enhanced mobility which enabled me to have a motobility car. My condition has worsened over the years and in August 2018 I had my assessment in my own home for PIP. I was awarded standard on both mobility and daily living. This meant I was to hand my car back by Xmas. I appealed via mandatory reconsideration and lost. My car went back. I appealed with the help of CAB and my tribunal was in June. I lost. The reasons were that my sticks could not be considered as orientation aids and I did not have a mental condition. So if you are suffering from overwhelming psychological distress but are physically fit then you can qualify for the enhanced mobility award but if you are physically disabled and want to go out but need help you don't qualify. Surely this contravenes article 19 of the United Nations rights for disabled persons act.
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