I have been turned down twice (after appeal) for Mobility although I have the lower Living allowance as I burn myself often when cooking. Since then my pain as worsened, I have arthritis in my left foot which stops me doing much, can't always get shoes on even.
when I go for assessment my husband takes me, there is no parking space so you have to park in a side street. They can then watch how far you have walked to get to the building. My husband drops me off outside but then to get to the room where they hold the assessments you have to walk down a long corridor. In effect they have made up their mind once you get into that room. It doesn't matter how much pain you are in while you walk or how long it takes you, you get there and that's all that matters to them.
Then come to questions about how far you have to walk from your home to the car. We haven't a driveway and have to walk down our garden path so that's a black mark.
I don't know what to do next. I cant bear the thought of going through it all again but I know I have to as I feel so much worse. They never ask about how Lupus affects me just how far I can walk, I don't know what to do and feel so down.
Thanks for listening to my moan