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Could I remove mobility from my claim without a reassessment for daily living?

bemay
bemay Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 8 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I’m thinking about closing my pip claim as it feels like it’s making my condition worse. I receive high mobility because of agoraphobia and hadn’t been out nearly 5 years. But I’ve been working on doing small journeys with my daughter and these are getting easier which is good but now when I am out the house I am worry constantly that someone is watching and I will get in trouble. I know it will be a long time until I can do it reliably so I should still be entitle but sometimes when I am out the worry over pip is worse than the worry of being out and it is making me feel trapped. Can I ask them just to remove mobility from my claim without reassess for care early? I know I am entitle still to mobility but the worry is making me worse and ruin my improvement

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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,538 Disability Gamechanger
    There is no “should” here. If you can’t do it reliably then you continue to score the points. The number of people who report others for fraud where it turns into absolutely nothing at all is very high so there is as near as damnit nothing to worry about. 

    In any event, legally you cannot just shut down any aspect of a claim because you say so. There has to be a supersession decision and there have to be grounds for that. As you’ve had no relevant change of circumstances then there are no grounds. 

    DWP of course can and do shut down awards on request despite the fact it’s wholly illegal and always has been. However, that’s a whole claim not one component. If you try to argue you have had a change on the one component, which clearly you haven’t from the above, then your daily living will be examined as well. 

    So, your call, worrying about whether there is a very very long shot that someone might report something has changed when it hasn’t, or, blowing up your entire award.

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