My father was recently awarded the standard rate for both the daily living and mobility from this new PIP assessment and now they want to take his car away from him. I have appealed the decision and it came back with the same result. We therefore need to appeal for a tribunal.
My father is 67 and has been receiving the highest level of DLA for almost 17 years. He was diagnosed with MS 20 years ago. With his condition only getting worse and with no cure I was surprised that he did not qualify for the enhanced rate of mobility.
He was awarded 10 out of 12 points for the moving around question however he was awarded 0 points for the following and planning a journey question. Even after explaining that his memory is not good and he can’t always remember a route and that MS causes learning and planning difficulties, they still awarded him 0 points in the mandatory reconsideration. They said this was inconsistent with his assessment. I was in the assessment with him and I don’t think the physical assessment was very detailed? Nor did I think it assessed much of his cognitive abilities. I also pointed out that my mother always travelled with him on every journey and always directed him and now she has died he has to rely on a sat nav to find his way around. I also advised he gets extremely anxious when going to somewhere he does not know. However these points seem to have been ignored.
i was wondering whether any other MS sufferers have experienced this? Has anyone had their car taken from them?
How will my dad get more points on this question? Need tips for the tribunal!
thank you so much in advance for an replies! All are desperately welcome!!