15 points for mobilising and support group placement
Jeff scored 6 points in the ESA test, and so was found fit for work. I appreciate that there are considerable differences between the ESA and PIP tests, but it should have told the Department something that Jeff had awards of the standard rate of the daily living component of PIP, and the enhanced rate of mobility, because of physical rather than mental health.
The Presenting Officer at the hearing in Cardiff said that she was bound by what was in the Department's supplemental submission, which despite all of the additional written evidence that had been sent in, conceded no additional points. The inference was that the Presenting Officer had her own view.
When I went in on my own to get the tribunal's decision, the judge said that it had been an easy decision for them, awarding 15 points for Mobilising, placing him in the support group for the same reason, and making a recommendation to the Department that Jeff should not be reassessed for 24 months from the date of the hearing. Jeff and his wife were delighted, and a little tearful.