Hi all…need a bit of advice I currently have indefinite DLA ( middle rate care and lower rate mobility), which was was awarded to me in 2010 with no interview just a online form filled in. Since diagnosis I have always been numb down my left side and have had to use crutches on and off. Approx 4 years ago I applied for a blue badge as I was having difficulty getting to and from the car with dizzy spell, freezing of legs etc (we all know what it’s like!), but I was turned down Becuase i didn’t have the higher rate mobility part of DLA, which was daft really as at the time of the blue badge assessment I could barely walk at all due to a bad relapse!.. I never took things any further and life went on. 4 years later I use my crutches a lot. I don’t really go into town on my own at all any more as I get very dizzy and disorientated very quickly, my numb left side starts to drag and my normally functioning right side developes a bad limp, also I have to try and trek back to a car park by myself, with shopping, on crutches…it’s not good. I set off to walk my beloved dog Bailey, again with someone, however can only manage about 100m and the above walking problems set in and if I’m with my daughter the drive home is a bit scary to say the least as I don’t have an automatic car and my left side if stuck on the clutch. I then go home to bed.
I also have problems with my vision, which over the passed 5years has got steadily worse, nothing to be found by Drs but the more tired and fatigued I get, the less I can see.
My question is …Do you think I would be eligible for the enhanced mobility rate? Also the area I live in is not one which is due to be reassessed yet, so is it wise to be reassessed under the new strickter PIP rules and risk losing what I’ve got or wait until I’m going to be reassessed anyway as everyone is going to be reassessed, indefinite or not?
Thankyou for your help…