UK only - I have been disabled all my life with DLA (lifetime award) and an adapted motability car. Because sometimes everything goes pear shaped at the same time the DWP has revoked my DLA (they are in the middle of a program to reassess lifetime awardees with more stringent criteria) and I am having to apply for PIP in order to try & keep my adapted car. I have been sent an ATOS assessment date at a centre 90 mile round trip away. They did not assign a home visit even though my GP has told them of my chemo and inability to drive that distance at the mo. They say you should be able to travel outside of the actual treatment days - if I disagree I have to prove it. If I miss 2 appts they will automatically disallow my claim and take the car back to Motability- if they do that I can't get to the hospital (remote rural area), can't care for my blind mum in nearby sheltered accom, can't leave the house as there is no winter village taxi service -I've was made redundant 10 weeks ago so can't buy this or another adapted car with hoist etc. I'm terrified and worried that this stress will bring the cancer back. Has anyone else been through this process please? How do you "prove" that chemo has the side effects that mean I'm too ill to drive such a distance?
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