I have chronic pain in my back. Lower back pain but also across top of back and shoulders and top of left arm in particular. It has been gradually getting worse for about 4 years. I retired early because of it. I have been awarded 9 points on care and 12 on mobility. On preparing a meal I was only awarded 2 points for using aid (stool) to sit on. I told assessor I needed assistance from my dh. He collects all ingredients together for me, gets any equipment out for me and puts it all on work surface for me before I start to cook. I can cook but can't do so without assistance from dh. He lifts the lift heavy pans for me, so for example I can put mince in saucepan and stir but can't lift pan to strain fat off so DH does this for me. Same if cooking potatoes, can't lift heavy saucepan to strain water off so DH does that for me. I could not cook if he was not with me to help me. I thought I should have 4 points for needing assistance. If I had been awarded those 2 extra points I would have got higher level care rate. Has anyone else found this happen to them? Has anyone challenged the decision, and if so what happened?
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