Sandra was diagnosed with dementia in her early 50s, and had been trying to make herself dinner but – forgetting what she was pouring – put water into boiling oil. The flames reached the ceiling!
Yet Sandra’s PIP rejection letter, stated: “You can prepare and cook a simple meal unaided.”
Sandra’s arthritis also means she has limited movement. Yet, she scored zero on all parts of the Pip assessment, making her ineligible to receive the benefit. It took just under a year for their claim to even be answered.