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I was on DLA high care and motability for 13 years until last October when I applied for PIP.
To cut a long story short, I was awarded standard care and standard mobility and my car was taken away a week before Xmas, which left me housebound.
My mandatory appeal didn't change anything.
In January I went to see citizens advice and they said I had a good chance of winning, but warned me it is a long slog.
At long last my day arrived and boy was I bricking it.... to say the least.
The judge, doctor and the disability lady were so nice and listened to everything I said. The PIP medical woman who came to my home didnt write down half of my problems and stated that I could walk 20 to 50 metres with crutches when I'm actually wheelchair bound !!! When we went back in for the verdict she actually said that i shouldn't have been there in the first place........
I have now been awarded enhanced care and enhanced motability, plus 8 months back pay.
I would advise that if you have to wait for a tribuneral, get as much medical evidence as possible and bide your time and PLEASE, PLEASE don't give up xxx
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