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PIP mobility law change

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irememberwellthebegining

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Hi,
I had a letter saying that the law had changed and they had reassessed my application and there was no change.

We appealed this but the response was that since I can drive I am clearly not incapacitated enough to get the higher mobility. However, a friend from a slightly different area (not far away but different council) drives and has mental health issues and she got it.

So I am confused.
 
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ramboghettouk

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i got the same letter due to a change in the law they had reassessed me i think i got 4 points and you need 8, maybe with the right wording i could get another 4 but without support i could lose my high support if i appeal

there was a case that said refusing mentally ill mobility was a breech of the disability discrimination act i think, i do have serious issues on public transport though i have little choice but to use it
 
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The changes to benefits are largely bureaucratic ploys and mechanisms, to leave people without financial support, and push them towards financial destitution. To say it often has a deleterious impact on people's emotional well being, and their health in general, is to put it mildly.

It's all done terribly politely, and often with a smile and empathetic words. It is, of course, a form of modern barbarianism, if not outright criminality, operating under a veneer of legality.
 
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Hi,
I had a letter saying that the law had changed and they had reassessed my application and there was no change.

We appealed this but the response was that since I can drive I am clearly not incapacitated enough to get the higher mobility. However, a friend from a slightly different area (not far away but different council) drives and has mental health issues and she got it.

So I am confused.
I drive and got the higher rate. Also why would motorbility be offered to people on higher mobility, if driving was seen as a basis of capability
 
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I didnt get mobility and the reason was in my case
I was seeing the benefits assisatant at the wellbeing hub
and it took us 4 hours to fill in the care part

so she had to leave me with a support worker
to fill in the rest
and I only got the daily living part, higher rate
and no mobility
 
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