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Assessor ; 'Do you drive?'

Patient ; 'I have a license but only drive when I feel well enough'

Assessors written report ; 'The person holds a drivers license so must therefore be able to read without problems.

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I kid yee not.

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    Hi,

    The mobility part of pip will soon read like "catch 22". If you are so ill or disabled then you must not drive and will probably have your licence suspended. If you are in anyway mentally unstable then you would be deemed unsafe behind the wheel of a car.

    On another note I was reading the dwp latest review about what now qualifies as an aid. I.e. using a chair or bed for support when getting dressed. This "independent " review was carried out by a Mr Paul Grey, who also carried out the first independent review for dwp regarding how to interpret the regulations regarding dla/pip benefit payments. They go to some length to explain the impartiality of this review board headed by Paul Grey, and emphasise that the boards recommendations are purely advisory, but it all falls down when it then states that the independent review board is sponsored by, wait for it, the DWP. Also Mr Paul Grey also headed the board of HMRC looking into tax credits and also specialises in Corporate Management, particularly making "rationalising"decisions for future projections, I read that as bean counting. All very cosy for the Mr Grays and dwp of this world.

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  • Posted

    In a way that assumption is correct.

    If you could not read either you would be blind or unable to understand English road signs.

    Both require you to advise the DVLA and your licence would be revoked.

    So still having a driving licence would mean one of two things. you can read English and you are not blind OR you are continuing to keep hold of your licence in contravention of the DVLA regulations.

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    • Posted

      I don't have any trouble with road signs when I drive through France even though I don't speak or read a word of French.

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    • Posted

      It has taken me about ten minutes to read your post Les and another ten to start compiling a reply. Yes I can read but at my own pace. I am heavily dyslexic and have to check everything many times before I commit to a post.

      I am not arguing that I cannot read but that the time it takes me to do so to any degree of accuracy is a disability. Road signs were after all placed in use to ensure that those with a poor or bad understanding of words would know what was being indicated so no, holding a drivers license is not an indication of being able to read as any examiner would tell you.

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    • Posted

      Oh les,

      Still in the good old days of cripples, spastics and looneys.

      You answer a blog to try and help with the knowledge you have accumulated over decades of suffering at the hands of buerocracy having to state the blindingly,oops sightly impaired obvious,

      over and over and what do you get in return!!!

      Always look forward to a debate.

      Mike.

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      Mike, I think yo uwill find that Les is a very negative, spiteful and unhelpful person. I can not see how his pompus attitude can help anyone and I have told him so. He is self righteous, condescending and appears to have no compassion for the people on here looking for help and support. PLEASE Les, lighten up, read what people are saying and look behind the words at the feelings that people have when asking for help. I'm sure they don't want to be lectured.

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    • Posted

      In which case if that is the problem you should hand your licence back as there is a minimum distance over which you should be able to see and identify letters and numbers - in fact your eyesight can be tested at the roadside by a police officer if he/she has reason to suspect that it isn't up to scratch.

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    Hi, I recently was awarded 'Nil Points' from my assessment. I have asked for a copy of the assessment to see how on earth she could translate " I can't peel, chop or cook vegetables, I can't hold a large pot with water and vegetables in, I cant put things into and out of an oven and I need help to prepare and serve my meals including chopping up food on my plate " to "can prepare a simple meal, 0 points ".  Absolutely incredible !!!

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    Hi Beanieles,

    I have read very many of les blogs and his manner could be questionable to some and maybe insulting to others. But, that's what happens not only to les but to most of us after being in the system for years. I myself started off nievely thinking that I would automatically get help after working since 1965 until 2011.

    It didn't take long, about 18 months, before I became a nervous wreck, unable to stand anyone even my own family around me.

    I believe les has had much more to put up with, no wonder he has become jaded to his fellow man.

    Les does not need me to fight his corner, he's bigger than that, look at yourself and see if you have changed in the circumstances you face.

    Mike

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