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I lost my PIP appeal for mobility problems which have got worse over 20 years. I have always had a Motability car and the full points needed. However, I was asked to go for an assessment out of the blue. I was then informed that I have been given standard rate mobility instead of High rate which I have always had. At the Tribunal the Judge was not interested in everyday tasks she was more interested in the holiday I had been on but would not let me explain about the holiday details. There were reasons I never took my wheelchair but they didn't want to hear that. Nor did they let me explain that I never went out a lot on holiday with the rest of the family. Then I was asked why didn't I use the electronic buggy/trolley in supermarkets and why didn't I drive an automatic car!!!!! Has anyone every tried to use one of these trollies. The basket is far too far away for me. As for driving a manual car, I find it better to drive as you still have some sort of movement instead of sitting in the one position all the time - I cannot use an electric toothbrush because I am in the same position all the time!!!! It is straining!!!!!!
So after 20 years having a Motability car I am now housebound as I cannot get out and use public transport and basically have a life.
I have asked for written decisions but have now found out I can only appeal again on the law!!!! How unfair is this?
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