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Hi there. First of all I should mention that I am only 27 years old. I went for my PIP assessment yesterday to be assessed for mobility. Last year I was awarded enhanced daily living. I suffer from a condition called Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) and in April 2016 I had surgery to remove a tumour on the hearing nerve and on the balance nerve on the left side. The balance nerve had to be removed due to excessive damage caused by the tumour along with the hearing nerve. In 2008 I had the same surgery on my right side. However I had an ABI (Auditory Brainstem Implant) installed on my left side. This has left me completely deaf with no balance.
I have to use a stick to walk because I am so unsteady when walking and prone to stumbling or falling over without it. I am unable to travel more than a few meters without getting dizzy or breathless and I am unable to lift heavy object for the same reason.
I would love to know peoples opinions on whether I am eligible for PIP mobility and what rate.
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