Yesterday I received my PIP's assessment result informing me that I no longer qualify for the high rate mobility and that I have been down graded to the standard rate. This despite the fact that I have had the DLA high rate mobility for the past 9 years. (DLA was awarded indefinitely but this doesn't seem to matter). I am stressed out and can't think straight. What should I write in the mandatory reconsideration notice? Unfortunately I do not have a copy of my original application as the person who helped me fill in the forms forgot to take a copy!
The letter stated:
Planning and following a journey - 0 points
Moving around - 10 points
Moving around states - "you can stand and then move using an aid or appliance more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres" - this is not so. I can't stand still for more than 10 seconds as I feel I will fall down. Can't wait in queues at check-outs for this reason. As for walking I think up to 10 metres is a more accurate distance. As for planning a journey - if it's somewhere new to me I have to take someone with me to do a dummy run or I wouldn't be able to go without doing this. I need constant reassurance.
I know many PWP have had big problems transferring to PIP's so I am hoping that someone may be able to help me through their own experiences.