Hi All - Guess what, I received my brown envelope today, couldn't wait till after Christmas could they to tell me the Good, Bad and Ugly news:
Daily Living Allowance - Enhanced Rate - GOOD
Mobility Allowance - Standard Rate - BAD - lost mobility car
UGLY - Letter dated 13th DECEMBER 2017, Letter received TODAY 20th DECEMBER 2017 - telling me they were stopping payment on car 13th December 2017 (no prior notification) and to contact mobility people. If I wanted to have it reconsidered I would have to contact them one month from date of letter (week one gone already) week two christmas week (won't get much info from anyone from anywhere)
DWP admit I have mobility problems but refuse to believe I am unable to plan and follow an UNFAMILIAR journey unaided, they say I can so they scored me NIL points
They decided that I could stand then move using an aid or appliance more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres which scored me 10 points
I have NEVER been able to plan and follow a journey of any sort, I have no sense of direction at all, but how on earth do you prove that? I lived in my home town for thirteen nearly fourteen years and could not even find my way round there, always had to take someone with me to see that I didn't get lost. I am the same wherever I go, and panic if I don't know which way to go when walking let alone in a bl----y car!
I am pleased to a certain extent, but it's the way they have gone about it. Will tell you more when I have contacted the PD advisor.