Had benefit for personal care and mobility since 84.Still got benefits on DLA.had to apply for PIP,sept 14 due to age.Assessment was in sept 14.I asked the asseror if she was medically traind,i was told no.i asked if she she could take my benefit and car away.she said no.two weeks later ,i had a letter saying i get reduced care and im not entitled to my car any more.
i then had 3 private medicals to support my tribrunal this year.pip rang a few months ago,and told me ,i had wasted money on these medical reports.we only want to know about your walking.this report is about your joints.And your joints have nothing to do with your walking?Anyway the paperwork has not been to the desion maker as yet.so i asked who had the power to reduce my benefits,and have my car taken.oh that was the assessor.
i do have an advocate who did a submission for the tribrunal.Iin it she disagree with the points for my washing /dressing and mobility. and she asked the panel to look at the new medical evidence and to make there desion on this.
wE went to the meeting on mon 16 nov.it did not go as expected.the dr on the panel started first.He wanted to know how a disabled lady managed to travel to london alone in 2013.my advocat ,said this is not what we are here for.But he still insisted on an answer.
my father was dying,and i made arrangement with the rail,for assistace.I got a taxi to the station.Help on to the train.met in london by daughter,on to another tain,then met by brother.
There was lady from the elderly sector,who was asking about my food,cuttig it up and cooking it.again my advocate ,said this is not we are here for.
I am diabetic,on insulin,and asthmatic with inhalers.chronic pain all over.i take 2 morphin tabs a day.And oral morp.but the panel was not interested in this .
the lady judge was more interested in my state of mind,when my father finally died,on xmas day 2013.she kept on asking if his death had any effect on my disabilities.
So it was no surprise to get the result,which was that that they agreed with the assessor.My advocate has already told me,that if i appeal against this,i could loose all benefits.
I am angry ,that someone who is not medically traind has the power to stop benefits and take my car away.i was assessed at home 10 yrs ago,by a Doctor,that was what i was expecting to happen.
I really dont know what to do now,as i will be 65 next yr.I live alone.i did have a carer 3 times a week,but that was stopped 4 yrs ago.