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I should be on the lower rate of mobility. What do I need to do to challenge this?

thinkingsoul
thinkingsoul Member Posts: 53 Connected
edited September 24 in PIP, DLA, and AA
So I am currently on Higher rate care. but mobility Zero. I should be on the lower rate of mobility. what do I need to do to challenge this? even if I have to wait a year or two to go to a tribunal I'm more than happy enough to do this. do I need to call PIP up? Not sure what I would need to do.

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,323 Disability Gamechanger
    When does your current award end? has your mobility got worse since you weren't awarded it? Have you looked at the mobility descriptors? link below has them:

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/Migrated_Documents/adviceguide/pip-9-table-of-activities-descriptors-and-points.pdf
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,508 Disability Gamechanger
    Should be on the lower rate of mobility because? ...

    You should do nothing right now until you're clear why you think you should be awarded a different rate and have sought advice explicitly on that point. 
  • thinkingsoul
    thinkingsoul Member Posts: 53 Connected
    @woodbine it end on 2024. Yes I have looked, and my condition has got worse. and I will go the whole way to tribunal as I no I'm entitled to it. what do I need to do? 
  • thinkingsoul
    thinkingsoul Member Posts: 53 Connected
    @mikehughescq planning and following a route. i am going to call PIP up as I'm entitled to it and more money simple as that 👍👍
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,843 Disability Gamechanger
    Why do you think yolu're entitled to the mobility part? It's not as simple as you may think it is. Before doing anything else you should get further advice, for this start here. https://advicelocal.uk/

  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,039 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine it end on 2024. Yes I have looked, and my condition has got worse. and I will go the whole way to tribunal as I no I'm entitled to it. what do I need to do? 
    If your condition has got worse you do not challenge the existing award, you report a change of circumstances to DWP and will be sent a new health questionnaire followed by a new assessment filling which DWP will review your entitlement. However you should not start this without asking advice, as others have suggested.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,508 Disability Gamechanger
    @mikehughescq planning and following a route. i am going to call PIP up as I'm entitled to it and more money simple as that 👍👍
    If that’s your approach then frankly it is reckless and ill-advised. It is not your decision as to whether you’re entitled. The first question would be why you think the descriptor applies to you.
  • thinkingsoul
    thinkingsoul Member Posts: 53 Connected
    @mikehughescq you just try to outwit people on here but you won't be doing it to me pal. As I couldn't careless that you work for the DWP. I am entitled to more money and that's what I am going through do and get simple.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,508 Disability Gamechanger
    Hmm. I am certainly not your “pal” and I’m not in the business of outwitting anyone. I could wait for someone else to point out that I do the exact opposite of working for the DWP so I’m exactly the sort of person you need to listen to. @poppy123456 has pointed out you need advice before you do anything. @calcotti has said the same. I’m saying that too. If you know better then go for it. Thus far you have made a very silly assertion of entitlement with not a thing to back that up. I know how that ends up. I suggest you explain to us why you’re entitled. 
  • thinkingsoul
    thinkingsoul Member Posts: 53 Connected
    edited September 24
    @mikehughescq [removed by moderator - personal comment against another member]
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,843 Disability Gamechanger
    Hmm, i can assure you that @mikehughescq certainly doesn't work for DWP. With the amount of knowledge and experience he has that's quite an insult.
    I can't say it enough of times just how much knowledge i've learned from Mike over the years. I've said it before and i'll say it again it's thanks to Mike that myself and my daughter both had paper based reviews for PIP this year.
    Sometimes you just need to take a step back and breathe and then maybe take a little advice from someone that really does know.
    So, why exactly do you think you're entitled to the mobility part and i'm sure someone will be able to advise you further.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,030

    Scope community team

    Hi @thinkingsoul,

    I hope that you've found some of the above advice helpful in explaining what your next steps should be in terms of potentially trying to change your PIP award. As some commenters have mentioned, it's important to get expert advice on this if you can as it's not a simple process and you need to be able to give good evidence and examples that explain why you should be awarded the mobility payment. Poppy123456 has posted it above, but I'll point you towards advicelocal.uk again, as it's a great resource for finding advice near you. 

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