My partner was diagnosed with PD in 2009 at the age of 42. He has had DLA for the last 6 years at the highest rate of mobility. We were told to apply for PIP and after a medical assessment he has been refused PIP and our DLA will now stop meaning they are taking our car from us by march 17th! Apparently he scored 0!
He has all the usual problems with PD, but his memory, mobility and speech are creating massive issues at the moment, and has in fact been referred to surgeons for a second DBS surgery!
We have written a reconsideration letter today as we said we wanted to appeal, but it is very worrying considering they scored him 0, when in fact he struggles with the most basic of daily tasks!!