Thank you to everyone on this site I got my PIP award today. Standard Rate Care, Enhanced Rate Mobility. They said my award is until 29 November 2017, but it will start to be looked at again after 29 November 2016? So when will I have to start this awful nightmare again? My Cerebral Palsy (which I have had since birth) and my anxiety and depression (which I have had for over 15 years) is not going to change overnight.
The decision maker has completely ignored some things (I was previously on Enhanced Rate Care). They have scored me 9 points on Daily Living Activities. They scored me 1 point on managing therapy or monitoring a health condition, which I think has been done on purpose. I have a pill box, and also have to have my mum help me do my daily stretching routine for my cerebral palsy (which was given to me by a neuro physiotherapist) to aid my functioning. If I got a letter from a neuological physio to say I had to do these stretches could I send it in to the DWP?
They also seemed to have awarded me points focusing on aids and adaptions, which I do use, for bathing etc, however i understand this criteria might change in the future?
What is a mandatory consideration? Maybe I should just be grateful for what I have, as I know there are a lot of people worse off.
I think whatever people say, write or include as evidence the DWP are going to do exactly what they want to do and will find whatever loophole they can not to score you points.
Thanks again to everyone on this site, all the advice and help is really appreciated.