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Mobility

HeyHey! To all......
I had my 1st Tribunal in 2013, i waZ awarded DVLA for the higher rate mobility and lower rate care componant for a ‘indefinite period’.....
my 2nd Tribunal in 2017 for PIP i waZ awarded high rate care component and lower rate mobility (with no speculated period of time stated)
My disability has deteriorated rapidly over the past 7 months, which has had a big impact on my ability to get around.
I have all medical evidence and MIR scans.
My question to you Please!
can i approach PIP? Mobility?
I’m not sure who, and ask if my mobility componant could  be re-considered for the higher rate........
i have no idea but can only ask Thank~You!
your answers will be appreciated 
kind Regards Treyc 

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,231Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    hi treyc

    you can put in for a change of cirumstanceif you have a new or worstened condition. however the Dwp  will require a new assessment of your entire award

    cr
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • wilkowilko Posts: 1,634Member Disability Gamechanger
    @treyc ;
    As your condition has got worst yo will need to inform DWP of your changes and they will most likely send you a new claim pack plus you will again go for a face to face acessment to determine your changes. May I sujest if you are no longer able to stand or walk far you get approval for a taxi to and from the acessment centre if you have to attend.



    rkw

  • treyctreyc Posts: 6Member Listener
    Thank~You!
    i will follow you advice.....
    Tribunal no 3 here i come!
    You wouldn’t think i had been successful in prior 1 and 2 tribunal hearings.....
    kind regards Treyc 
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Posts: 5,858Member Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @treyc, all the best for your new assessment! If there's anything we can assist you with, do let us know.
  • treyctreyc Posts: 6Member Listener
    Hi!
    Thank~You so much!.....
    To be honest Pippa i’m not exactly sure where i should be looking, and which individual who specialise in a particular field; As i have a confusing varied
    ’mixed bag’ 1st Tribunal in 2013 awarded, 2nd 2017 awarded and now all over again......
    With respect! I’m certainly not on my own here But! words fail me right now......
    kind regards treyc* 
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Posts: 5,858Member Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2018
    Hi @treyc, in your case it might be worth contacting Citizens Advice and arranging an appointment with one of their advisors about your situation? You can find your local branch by using the search on their website.

    You can also find more information about reporting a change in circumstances on this page.
  • ScopeHelplineScopeHelpline Posts: 210Member Courageous
    Hi @treyc

    I'd agree with PippaScope, CockneyRebel and wilko that it might be best to discuss this with a specialist adviser first - as everyone has already said, the DWP are likely to re-look at the whole award before awarding the enhanced rate of the mobility component. 

    If you have premiums because you are entitled to PIP - for example, a severe disability premium which is £62.45 per week, it is sometimes not a good idea to risk those premiums just to get an increased mobility component. 

    The amount of PIP for daily living is £55.65 or £83.20 per week, and the severe disability premium is £62.55, so the whole amount is at least  £118.07 per week. The extra amount that you'd get if you qualify for the enhanced mobility component is £36 per week. 

    However, if your PIP daily living award is quite secure (always at least a little hard to gauge), then you may still want to go ahead. 

    This really has to be your decision - so take advice first and weigh it all up before you go ahead.

    Good luck with this. 

    Best wishes

    Gill
    Scope Helpline 
    Tel: 080/8 8003333


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Posts: 3,315Member - under moderation Disability Gamechanger
    A deterioration in your condition is not necessarily a change of circumstances. All that matters is whether your mobility itself has deteriorated. Regardless you need to get face to face advice before you do anything. 
  • treyctreyc Posts: 6Member Listener
    Hi!!
    i hear what your saying......
    But after a successful DVLA  1st Tribunal in 2013, with the high rate mobilty   component awarded
    WoopWoop! Delighted.....
    I could and did ‘get out again’ + i had not One worry re:- up-keep of car; for me personally the hole package/choices Top!
     after a successful PIP 2nd Tribunal in 2016 awarded the high care component and low mobility......
    And that waZ that no car!
    which brings me to
    here & now
    awaiting date for Tribunal no 3   ‘change of circumstances’ 
    due to a on going knee disability and my quick introduction back into walking, and the ability to carry shopping bags with 
    crutches + heel built up by 8inch........  The rest is history!........
     Past 9 months
    Home a basement flat 
    and completly house bound ‘no to stairs’
    and unable to stand, walk ‘get about’ period.
    So I speculate......  had i been fortunate to keep my car in 2016 would i be here
    no........
    extra cash great!
    that isn’t what i needed or need!..... 
    Phone call to PIP today
    Best Wishes to All Treyc 
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