At last!

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in February of this year I had my DLA Withdrawn after an assessment for the new PIP.  . I decided to fight what had be written about me.  Mainly that I can walk, unaided for 200 yards, I WISH!   Anyway on Friday I went to a tribunal and won!   Have full mobility back and some care which is what I had with DLA.   I just hope that more people will fight.   I am feeling very happy & relievedl after all the stress.

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  • Posted

    Well done chrissy, I am waiting my decision right now and fully expect to lose my higher rate mobility. I will appeal for one thing my assessment concentrated on the things I can do and avoided the one thing I really cannot do, that is get from A to B and be able to do anything once I get there unless I have my own transport.

    ​This whole sorry affair is humiliating and the last thing I need as my condition is being made more difficult to cope with by age.

    ​I fear PIP will actually take my independence away!

    • Posted

      I was the same.  There was no mention of my polio & how it affected me when the first report was made.  When I went to the tribunal the person representing the DW&P was reading & listening to me and was "tutting" he was not impressed how I was treated, but so are 10,000s of others.  

      Good luck in your appeal.

    • Posted

      Hi Chrissy, may I ask are you walking? Was much said about the 20 yard limit? I am walking with two calipers and crutches and can do more than 20 yds but what else can you do once you've gone 20yds like this!!


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      I walk with a crutch but use a wheelchair more & more due to pain.  I told the truth & they listened.  I would encourage anyone to take someone with you,who knows you & your condition,  to give you moral support & to speak up if you find talking difficult about your condition.

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    Well done Chrissy! It's such a shame you had to go to tribunal to get what you need though...I feel for those less able to cope with a tribunal hearing. I'm awaiting the dreaded PIP application dropping through my door anytime soon. I have no idea how I would manage without my car now. My partner has just had her application through, her disability is her mental health, so I'm so concerned for her. I can't tell you how pleased I am for you though! Brilliant news, now  go and enjoy those wheels!! xx

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      Thank you for your message.   I am rather excited.  We now have to order the car and sell the one we had to buy.  It is such a relief to have a reliable car.  I hope your partner gets their  PIP, also you when the time comes.
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      Thank you Chrissy, I hope all goes smoothly when you order your new car, and that you enjoy many miles of joyful motoring!!

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