This is the 1st time that I have posted on the forum. I am 38 and have RRMS for about 9 years now. In march 2015 I applied for PIP as a lot of people including my specialist nurse that I would be entitled to this benefit.
I was always brought up with my parents saying, specifically my father saying that you only get out of this world what you put into it. I am electrician by trade and up until 1st symptoms I was working flat out 5,6 maybe 7 days a week out on site installing. So claiming a benefit seemed wrong to me.
Anyway I had my PIP assessment and it came back with a standard rate of daily living and zero points for the mobility component. I have difficulty getting dressed, doing buttons up, shoes on etc. Also have difficulty with bladder control and gripping and cutting with utensils. … Im sure you all know what I mean. With the mobility part I have difficulty with walking. I’m not saying that I cant walk but when I stand from sitting there are issues with discomfort and stability in my legs from the outset and I trip, stumble on average two or 3 times day.
I took the decision by the DWP to HMCTS to claim against this unfair decision. They awarded me 10 points (standard rate). My argument is that although I can walk, there is pain, discomfort and stability issues from the outset so that should mean that 12 points and the higher rate 12 points should have been awarded, regardless of the distance, as all of the mentioned issues apply from the outset. ??? The DWP states
Can anyone help with this as I’m not sure if it is worth going to a second tribunal.