After being awarded standard rate for daily living mid 2016 until Feb 2019 I was pleased. My husband is my constant carer as I struggle with all daily tasks. Daily living is a struggle to say the least.
Out of the blue earlier this year the DWP sent a form to fill in about changes to my disabilities and whether things had become easier or harder to deal with. I had no choice but to fill it in and explained that my condition had worsened as I have more health issues.
I was expecting my award to stay the same with a hope of receiving mobility help as I cannot get around.
When the award came 2 days ago I was shocked. They scrapped my standard living component but replaced it with the standard rate mobility only.
I have severe copd emphysema, 34% lung function.
Sinus tachycardia, resting pulse 100-140.
bone density loss
emphysema and previous pneumonia and pleurisy on ct scan
I am seeing heart and lung specialists without successful treatment as yet, and this year alone I have been on 5 courses of antibiotics and steroids for infections.
The assessor wrote that "the evidence shows YOU have no functional restrictions either physically or cognitively" and that she cannot award me pip for daily living(even though it was previously awarded).
She said she was a qualified nurse, so I expected that she knew how severe and difficult living with restricted lungs would be, as well as other complications.
I am very angry. And, as my husband has to care for me, what do I do about that?
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Sorry for long post.
Just asking if anyone has had theirs taken away after award was set.