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TOPIC: osteo

osteo 4 years 2 months ago #134167

  • tammy
hi bro thank you im going to ring them today

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osteo 4 years 2 months ago #134216

  • tammy
hi all i rung the council today about the blue badge that i have put in for and they were saying that i need to be assessed by one of there medical teams in a. clinic i told them that i have been recently assessed by pip and having moving around award of 8 points and shouldnt be having another assesment the fellow i was speaking too kindly ask another member of staff while i was on the phone about my situtation in which she replied this lady is eligable so finally after 8 weeks they have said yes to it gotta pay fee tomorrow with my ref number so once again a big thank you to b/w what would we do with out them your just fantastic people thanks bro and gordon

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osteo 4 years 2 months ago #134234

  • Lynn Shirra
You can get a Blue Badge without receiving either rate of the Mobility component of DLA or PIP.My husband was assessed for PIP last year and was not awarded the Mobility component at all! This is because the decision maker did not award him any points, in spite of the fact that the nurse who carried out his assessment agreed that he could not mobilize more than 20 metres! :angry: He applied to our local authority for a Blue Badge as he cannot travel on public transport any more because of severe pain in both hips due to osteoarthritis. He is virtually housebound and can no longer drive as he has sleep apnoea and narcolepsy. The Occupational Therapist who carried out his assessment stated in her report that he should be awarded a Blue Badge for 5 years. I also have mobility issues due to severe osteoarthritis in my spine and also fibromyalgia. I get the lower rate of the Mobility component of DLA and have done so since 2004. Back then, I did not have mobility issues but I did have a mental health disorder, which is still ongoing. I applied to the local authority for a Blue Badge and after my assessment, I was awarded it for 3 years! Hope this helps other people who may not realise that they can get a Blue Badge independently, without receiving either PIP or DLA.

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osteo 4 years 2 months ago #134262

  • tammy
hi lynn thank you very much for your help will you be changing from dla to pip if so u can let them know of your changes in your mobility i feel for your husband i have osteo in hip and spine and you have osteo too not nice would like to just ask you is there any age for putting in for the badge as my mum is 74 and has osteo all over she could claim dla or pip as shes over the age i know having a badge would help her so much

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osteo 4 years 1 month ago #135735

  • tammy
hi i was turned down for the blue badge after scoring 8 points on moving around after coming back on here to say what happened the moderates kindly helped me once again and i now have been approved im so great full for this as it will change alot of things for me so once again a big thank you gordon and bro x

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osteo 4 years 1 month ago #135752

That's great news Tammy!

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