Now you don’t!!
I was in no fit state to take the car in yesterday so we did it today. Handed the keys over, the guy checked the condition of the car and that was it. I’ve totally been thrown off balance at my keys being lighter and the empty space on the road outside my window! He asked me if I was fighting it, which of course I am, so I said I’ll hopefully see him in a few months!
Went down to the Welfare Rights team yesterday afternoon and had a good chat with the guy, explaining clearly why I believe DWP are wrong. To be honest I told him that all PIP is wrong. This is a system that takes very little into account. You’ll have seen me making fun of the fact the bus stop is more than 100m away, but that doesn’t come into their thinking when they make their initial decision. Also you have to be able to safely, and at a reasonable walking pace, repeat covering more than 20m. I was never asked if I could or would do this. Not on my application form and not at my assessment. I had a one hour gap between walking to the assessors office and walking from her office.
So anyway the Welfare rights team have written to my Dr to get her assessment of me so appeal process is up and running. He asked if I would want to attend my hearing, I replied “Hell yeah”. The only sad thing is that it is in front of independent tribunal who are separate from the DWP so there’s no point in letting rip on them, this is also probably a good thing. The fact that only now medical evidence is used to base their decision on proves my point…….. IT AIN’T NOTHING BUT A CULL!!