Patients Multiple sclerosis
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 20/03/2018 07:47
i had pip people out they did the nessary work but when i got my payments they had lowered my payment and took my blue badge away any information on how i can get my badge back i have people take my to my hospital appointants now have to pay i dont mind paying but it gets more far away from the entrance
Beginning of the discussion - 24/04/2018benifits https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/multiple-sclerosis/living-with-multiple-sclerosis/benifits-2227
Posted on 24/04/2018 10:46
I had a blue badge BEFORE I had DLA. As far as I am aware Blue Badges are issued by local councils and it is nothing to do with DWP,who adminster PIP, so Im confused as to how they took your badge away.
I sent an accompanying letter with my application, detailing my condition and the difficulties it causes which means that a badge would allow me to do the same things as other 'normal' people without causing me undue distress or physical difficulties. I also got a letter from my specialist nurse to confirm my condition and in support of my application.
I would suggest you reapply for the badge and do as I did -gettting a letter of support from a suitable medical person who knows your condition and can support anything you write if possible, or even a close friend. You will need to be specific about your particular situation /difficulties -simply stating not having a badge means you have to walk further to the hospital entrance wont be enough as there are usually drop off points where drivers can drop you off whilst they go and park the car.
I hope this helps.
Posted on 09/05/2018 10:59
Hi @anne2211 thank you for sharing your experience!
@all: don't hesitate to join in!
Posted on 25/06/2018 13:34
Hi I have a blue badge and I don't recieve pip,I was assessed for the badge at inspire centre as they did not agree with my pip assessment
Posted on 25/06/2018 14:28
How much time did it take you to start receiving pip? Are you satisfied with the way the assessment is carried out?
If not, what would you change?
Posted on 30/06/2018 02:30
It took me around 9 months to get pip I didn't have a face to face assessment but I did ask for a mandatory review as I didn't get what I felt was fair. Again no assessment and now receive enhanced rate for both care and mobility. I have recently received my blue badge as I automatically qualify