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Needs simplifying

AndrewhAndrewh Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited January 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
I've been given 10 mobility points on PIP I'm just learning what I can get and not get. 
It is confusing the points system for things that we need. 
It needs to be simplified, I have mental health issues this is over my head.

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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,141 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Andrewh - Welcome to the community & thank you for sharing. The 10 points mean you would get the standard rate for mobility; you need 12 or more points to get the enhanced rate. It is a complicated benefit that many have difficulty with unfortunately.
    May I ask did you get any points for the daily living component, & when did you get your decision letter?
  • AndrewhAndrewh Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I got Server disability award 
  • AndrewhAndrewh Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I just had massive row with family members. My mother too
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Andrewh said:
    I got Server disability award 

    Hi and welcome,

    If you've only received 10 points for the mobility part and no points for the daily living part then i'm afraid this doesn't qualify you for the severe disability premium. For this you'll need a daily living award of PIP and not just mobility.
    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.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,141 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Andrewh - I am sorry you have had a row with some family members, and hope things have settled down, and you are OK now.
    With your PIP decision, does it say if you have 8 or more points for the daily living part? As Poppy says, if you have not been awarded that, then you cannot get the severe disability premium that you have mentioned.
    Please know we are trying to help you with your PIP decision.
  • AndrewhAndrewh Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I dont know I've been in hospital two days ago. Suspected heart attack caused by the stress of my family. 

    All because I wanted to see more of them but they got there own words I'm not part of. 

    I was diagnosed with Parkinson's in November they still don't want to know me. Even my mother today blamed me for walks happened and cut me off.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,141 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Andrewh - Sorry to read you are in hospital at the moment. Sometimes it is difficult for other family members to take onboard a disorder such as Parkinson's that you have. It may possibly take them some time to understand how you cannot do what you once were able to do, which is stressful for you.
    I hope you feel better soon and get home. Only when you are feeling OK let us know about your PIP decision letter, to see if we can help. I hope you are not in hospital too much longer.
  • AndrewhAndrewh Member Posts: 5 Listener
    They like in denial ok I know we not been a family to say come out with us. I'm youngest of 5. At 53

    They caused my heart attack I've never had one before in fact done a heart stress test and passed.

    I'm too I'll too look at any docs I'm at home recovering.

    Thanks too everyone for your concern. 

    Mire then my family 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,141 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad you are home. Just take care of yourself, & talk here any time. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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