Hi, I am one of the many who have been in receipt of DLA but I am waiting my medical in the next week for my claim for PIP. I am dreading this and the more I read the worse I get.
I have congenital and adult scoliosis along with the problems that come along with it. Because of being 'unable to walk without pain was how the dla was claimed, but I can walk but not without pain, my medication helps mainly morphine patches and zapain but according to what I have read I have no chance. I am worried sick, my dla enabled me to have a car to get around, the lease ran out in January but they have extended it while I wait for my pip result.
I use aids such as walking sticks, wheelchair occasionally, I have handles everywhere in the bathroom, I have a stairlift, I am also partially deaf, would it be better to hide my aids and help or not? I try so hard to manage things but will that go against me? Any advice would be greatly received. Oh I don't know if it counts I am aged 62.
Thanks in advance