After being on DLA for 6 yrs on high rate mobility we were told to apply for PIP.
We applied in November and after a face to face medical assessment my husband scored 0 and was turned down, they also, very kindly told us they would be taking our car from us!
I was told to send in a reconsideration letter, which I did, and after nearly a month and 2 weeks before we had to give the car back we have been told that they have awarded him the standard rate daily living and the enhanced rate of mobility!
Thankfully it has ended well for us, but I just find it absolutely disgusting how people are being treated! We have been worried sick about this for the last 6 months, as we would not have coped without a car. Apart from that why should we have to beg for help? Why should people have to prove how sick they really are?
I also find the medical assessments totally unfit for people with Parkinson's and some other medical conditions! Something needs to be done about the way these assessments are carried out, I have read so many stories about things that were not included in people's reports, and other vital information simply not being noted!!
If you are in this position do not give up, we certainly felt like it! Keep fighting and get what you deserve!