i apologise if there is already a thread re this topic but I just need to get this down and hopefully get some advice please
I received DLA with low rate care and high rate mobility for the past 5 years which enabled me to register on the motobility scheme and which in turn has enabled me to remain at work all be it for just 3 days a week for 6 hours each day.
I have just had my PIP decision and have lost my care component and have only been awarded 8 points out of 12 for moving around ( I can stand and move unaided for 20 meters but no more than 50)
I have been awarded 0 points out of 12 for planning and following a journey. So I contacted the DWP to ask for a mandatory reconsideration.
A gentleman rang me yesterday (Sunday) to discuss this.Care component: I stated that despite writing in my application that I required a dossett box tab time super 8 to ensure I took my medication on time and I stressed that my meds change as my symptoms alter and how complex this can be, I also stated that my first meds at 6.30 am can be difficult to take out of the dossett box due to stiffness of fingers and reduced dexterity I received 0 points. I have also stated that my partner cooks the main meal at least 4 days out of 7 because following work I am so fatigued I usually get home at 3pm and go to bed I am so exhausted. I received only 2 points because I used an aid or appliance ????
Mobility component: when I reported that I did not say to the assessor that I could follow an unfamiliar journey and that I stated I would not be able to use public transport alone he said it was not about the physical aspect of the journey it was awarded on my cognitive capacity to drive ?
I feel completely at a loss at what to do now and that I read the form entirely wrong? And does it make any difference to the fact that without a car I cannot do my job which is difficult enough as it is to maintain but without my work I cannot pay my mortgage so what do I do? I realise that fingers crossed I will receive £2000 pounds two weeks after retuning my car and I will need to find another car in that price range. Any advice would be so gratefully received