Hi everyone. Hope someone might have some information that could help.
I applied for the first time for any benifits, I'm 58, and have been turned down for both elements of PIP.
I live alone so the report said I can do everything myself at home. I have no choice but to do things myself even though it takes me half an hour to get dressed and I live off ready meals as I can no longer chop food etc. to prepare things myself.
I work in an admin job and drive to work. I bought an automatic car about two years ago as I had problems with changing years in a manual car. I have no adaption on the car as I did not know you could get these unless you had a motorbility car. Some days I can only drive for 10 minutes without having to rest as my hands are painful. I was turned down for the mobility part of PIP because my car has no adaptions.
I feel like I've been turned down because I live on my own and because I try to stay working by driving an unadapted car.
I don't want to appeal the decision as I will still live on my own and still drive an unadapted car as I cannot afford to have any adaption done.
I am independent and want to stay that way but I'm not sure what my next move should be.
Any advice would be very welcomed