Hi, I am going through the process of re claiming pip having been assessed and losing my care component and only receiving standard rate mobility. I did originally ask for a mandatory reconsideration with no change I did not take it to tribunal at this stage because I was not in the right frame of mind at that time. Now I have spent time looking through my letters and application form but one big question for me comes up.....why is your appearance manner and mobility in home taken into some consideration with the rest of info this I cannot understand why.
Should I stop worrying about my appearance, should I no longer care about my hair my clothing, does this demonstrate that my PD does not impact on my daily life?? The fact that I can take 30 to 45 mins to shower and dress and actually only shower in the evening because it's too much effort when it's a day I work, I no longer work full time I currently only manage 2 days and they are becoming difficult but financially I can't see how I can't and so my life work balance is crap because all my time and effort is put into maintaining these two days a week. Can I demonstrate better if I ware crappy clothes with in washed hair and don't smile?????
sorry for sounding off there is so much more in my head but it is doing my head in