Sorry in advance for this post which is sure to be a bit long and no any. I had my letter today, 3 weeks after my assessment and I have been awarded standard rate for both daily care and mobility until 2026 but I will lose my motability car. I had made up my mind that whatever the decision, I would accept it as objective as my assessor and assessment were much less stressful than I anticipated. Having read the report however, I feel that I should appeal. I lost points for the strangest things such as 'you looked clean and tidy', 'you are of average build' and although you say you suffer from fatigue, you didn't look tired'. My personal favourite was 'although you say that you have friends and a helpful neighbour, you attended the assessment on your own'. I'm going to appeal this decision and even if they find against me, they better be certain to give me big, grown up reasons for doing so.
Since having the assessment the cardiologist who my GP wrote to regarding advice
about my heart attack and mitral valve problems has decided he needs to see me in clinic. As this is a change in my condition, does anybody know if I will have to start the application process again.
Sorry again for the length of this,
Merry Christmas to you all and best wishes for a healthier New Year