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Hi, could anyone advise me ? I work part time and receive DLA for mobility needs, my condition as got a lot worse I get terrible pain in my hands a d fingers really struggling now! If I applied for care component pip would they look at my current award for mobility, I have indefinite award for mobility I know they are Going to reacess me in a year or two but I really need help now Kim xx

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Yes unfortunately they can look at the whole award but hopefully if your mobility issues have not got any worse they won't touch that part but you have to just keep that in the back of your mind. Have a look on one of the sites like turn2 us or benefit and work or even the government site to have a look at the Pip rules and the point system. On benefit and Works there used to be a tool you could use that you could fill in and it would give you an idea of whether you might be eligible under the Pip rules.

Let us know how you get on and good luck with whatever you decide.x

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Thanks for the advice rose wine xx

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Hi kimey007

I am so genuinely sorry to read that you are worse, and I can see that rosewine has answered your question so I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck if you decide to apply for PIP.

All my hopes and dreams for you



Hello Kimey007,

I was in a similar position to you in that the support that I needed had changed as my health got worse.

I started off with low level daily care and nothing for mobility on PIP. My wife receives Carer's Allowance. I was really concerned that I would loose the award as I knew that they reviewed everything. I had to fill in the forms again, add the updated medical assessment and got for another medical with Capita.

I initially ended up with low rate care (missed the higher level by 1 point) and low rate mobility. After a Mandatory Reconsideration, I still got low rate care but got high rate mobility. The new Award has been so helpful to my situation.

If you need more help then do not be afraid to ask.

Best of luck.



Hi Dave, like you I think I'm going to have to apply for more help I will probably have a fight on my hands but hopefully my medical history will help thanks for your reply take care kim


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