DWP Catch Questions.

I have read the following blog by Alex Tiffin about the rise in claimants losing enhanced rate of Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and thus there mobility vehicles

https://universalcreditsuffer.com/2019/05/24/over-half-of-disabled-claimants-moved-to-pip-lose-high-rate-mobility/

It brought back a thought I had and of which I have submitted an FOI Request to DWP in the hope they have recorded the conversation.

Let me explain:

Back in August 2018 I was admitted to hospital for a Radical Cystectomy due to bladder cancer this triggered a new claim for PIP as new health conditions have to be reported to DWP so this I did on discharge from hospital, in hindsight maybe I should have left it a bit longer as due to heavy medication and healing process was not in the best frame of mind.

Anyway I made the call and after going through security questions the first thing I was asked was ” would you like me to inform motability operations of your claim for PIP” not in the best frame of mind I said yes and suffice to say no information was forthcoming and having gone through the medical assessment, the points awarded and how the assessor was leaning on mobility I am lead to believe that question was a catch question of which I fell for hook, line and sinker.

I scored 19 points for care needs well over the 12 needed for enhanced care component but ZERO for mobility despite the executive dysfunction and cancer fatigue I have overlapping on both care and mobility.

They have not read any of the evidence I supplied even at Mandatory Reconsideration they merely read the MR Letter bunged 4 points on for mobility and sent the refusal letter out that was it.

I have now submitted my appeal to HMCTS and will be submitting a submission soon as DWP respond, it has thus far been a complete farce and the PA4 Report? not worth the paper it is written on.