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I have been getting the highest rate of mobility and the lowest rate of personal care for a number of years (DLA).
Recently, I applied to have the personal care component increased to a higher level and was automatically transferred to PIP.
After going for a consultation, I have been awarded the enhanced level of personal care but my mobility component has been lowered to the standard care level.
It was decided that I can walk between 20 and 50 metres using a walking aid. On most days I suffer a lot of pain just moving from one room to another and the only time I get out is for hospital appointments etc.
On rare occasions my husband takes me to a small supermarket (Aldi) and if I hold onto the trolley and stop numerous times I eventually make it to the check-out in lots of pain. Normally my shopping is delivered and it mainly out of desperation to do something normal that I persuade my husband to take me on these outings.
At present I qualify for hospital transport if I have appointments and also qualify for disabled tax on our car (I can't drive. My husband is the named driver) and I have a blue badge.
Will I lose all of the transport related benefits? I will be grateful if anyone can help me.
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