I will keep this as brief as I can. So my partner has finally had his Pip assessment about 3 months ago and has only been granted the lower rate for daily living. He’s very determined to try his hardest and managed to walk the 50 metre corridor during the assessment, therefore they wouldn’t grant him anything for mobility. Since then he has had another episode, he’s finding it more difficult to walk, is struggling more with fatigue and dizziness as well as his previous symptoms. We have appealed the decision but have still been granted nothing else.
He isn’t entitled to esa or anything similar as his work assessment ruled him fit to work, even though he can hardly walk or stand, let alone see. And just to add to the mess, due to my earnings (enough to pay the rent and some of the bills) the council have said they’ve overpayed us by several thousand pounds in housing benefit and council tax reductions.
This is the first time either of us have ever had to claim any benefit or disability and we’re really struggling to understand how this all works. I need to be as home as much as possible to help him but have to work 40+ hours to keep the house. Has anyone been in a similar situation and managed to find a solution? Any advice would be a great help! Thanks