Having read loads of advice on here and in other places, I spent weeks completing my application. Eventually I got a letter to go for a medical in Glasgow city centre, which is about 30 miles away for an appointment at 9am on a Thursday morning. Needless to say the train was pretty full. Got the appointment over with and the lady who assessed me was very nice and an occupational therapist so I thought she would understand my difficulties. I stressed several times that I had just been medically retired from my job as a teacher and classed as unfit to ever teach again.
I got my letter yesterday and was awarded nothing! 7 points for care and 4 for mobility, which is a joke as I can walk less that 50 metres with my stick and a little more with my rollator, as I have to have regular rests. For my blue badge assessment I managed 30 metres before I needed a rest.
There are points in the letter that are blatantly untrue and a few things they have obviously made up. I phoned this morning to ask for a mandatory reconsideration and was told that I had to wait until someone called me. When I asked what happened if I wasn't in I was told they would try to contact me three times and if all three were unsuccessful then I could phone and ask again. I asked if all 3 calls would be on the same day, which I had to repeat 4 times as I was just getting more twaddle instead of an answer to be told they can't tell me that. What a waste of time and money!
The stress all this causes is unreal, but I am determined to fight on. I am going to write a letter to them asking for a reconsideration and send it registered post so I know when they received it. The whole system is so badly managed it is laughable. Linda