So, after being declined for PIP, I typed a rather long letter to DWP (9 pages in total) and asked for a ‘mandatory reconsideration’… waited for a bit and yesterday a letter arrived saying that I’ve gone from ‘declined’ to ‘standard’ payment for both daily living & mobility - and the money went into my account this morning, I’m flabberghasted!!!
The thing is, they have still made errors in their letter (funny when I’m 1 point away from enhanced on daily living and with the mobilty, they seem to have neglected the fact I can’t actually get to a bus stop, any bus stop, I actually can’t leave my own road on my own!) so I think we’re going to have to appeal anyway.
It’s good news, in that they will listen and acknowledge mistakes so I wanted to share but I’m still surprised that they don’t feel they should follow their own rules.
I’m happy that I’ve got something but disappointed that it’s not finished yet, not good for my stress levels (but my husband is going mad now he’s read their reasoning, so common sense says gonna have to appeal)