post polio and PIP

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hi anyone out there been refused PIP but have post polio syndrome.  I have just had to apply for PIP and wonder if anyone with polio has had their PIP refused.

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    I had to apply for PIP, got turned down in March.  Had my DVLA taken away, that meant the car!!!!!  I did however get my more money as I need help indoors due to my mobility.  According to the paperwork I was sent m mobility is fine & I can walk, unaided, But I need help indoors??  I appealed once more but still did not get enough points.  I am now waiting for an aural hearing when I will be interviewed by doctors.  I am worried as I rely on my Blue Bage f I go anywhere & our council only seems to give them to people who had DVLA.  I bought my mobility car from them, thankfully my husband had just retired but we have had to use a chunk of our pension money.  If I don't have a car I would not be able to go out on my own.  Good luck with your application.

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      thanks for replying, oh that's awful, are you able to PM me as I don't know anyone with this illness would be good to keep in touch.  Same here, I live on my own so if they take the car away that's me finished..I love the independence it gives me..My right leg is actually paralysed and need to wear a full length KAFO and use a crutch for balance..left leg has become weaker due to overuse and painful hips and joints...

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      Hi. I know your post is a year old but just wondered if you were successful with your PIP application. Thanks
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    I had to go to a tribunal & was awarded my PIP.  The panel were horrified that I had to go to tribunal as I was obviously disabled.  You have to be prepared to fight.!  I know the British Polio are helping lots of people.  

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