My dad has MSA and he has really deteriorated in the last 6 months.
He applied for, and was granted PIP (after a mandatory reconsideration) on the lower rates about 18 months ago.
Following a hospital stay he deteriorated and his mobility is extremely limited, requiring supervision and assistance at all times for any kind of movement, requiring a wheelchair and needing all of his personal care attending to.
My mom notified PIP that the doctor had given him a DS1500 form (for those who are terminally ill) as it would help him fast track his claim for the higher rates, but it has now come back that while they have granted him the higher rate care component, because he got worse after his 65th birthday, they will not grant him the higher mobility rate.
This can't be right surely? My parents were hoping for the higher rate mobility so that they could change their car for a motability vehicle, as their current car (a fiat 500) is completely unsuitable for their needs.
He had the condition well before his 65th birthday.....can anyone advise please?