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Mobility for MH and challenge of daily living.
My daughter has had enhanced for both elements for last two years due to OCD. Had to submit new application and had assessment and had copy of assessment report but no decision yet. Assessment report- 15 points on daily living (previously 13), 10 points on mobility for planning journeys. Previously she had 12.
If they go with this intend to challenge but a few questions-
- should I challenge daily living preparation of food? On form and at assessment I detailed how her husband prepares her breakfast and lunch - she works from home, and he leaves it out for her. He then cooks evening meals. When no food suitable for pre prepping lunch I take her lunch and hand over at door . I'm not allowed in due to her contamination issue. She thinks she makes everything dirty so won't use kitchen appliances from drawers etc. or open fridge /freezer.
- Planning a journey- she won't leave the house. Again I detailed she's been to GP twice as they demanded see her due to a severe ear infection which they had been treating via online prescribing and due to severe symptoms they needed to see. They they sent her straight to hospital to see ENT where they had to drain infection. She had to go a second time to hospital after another flare up. Her husband had to take her as no way would she leave house without his forcing her to. I detailed how he then had to clean car where she had sat/touched. Am I being unreasonable in expecting 12 points here . She currently has this and she's worse than 2 years ago.
- Moving around - she has panic attacks and becomes rooted to the spot. She cannot move but physically aside from her panic/anxiety nothing is preventing this. When she did go walk outside she asks the person with her to check her shoes constantly and if she sees mud she panics and freezes. I gave an example of a panic attack from previous week at assessment involving builder banging door and shouting through window as he wanted her car moved . She rung me distraught as she couldn't leave house to do. She couldn't even go to back room to get keys to give me and I wasn't allowed in house. She was just standing there frozen. Her husband had to come home from work. Is it worth me challenging zero points for moving around?
I should add I'm her appointee.
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