I live in the UK and for the past two years or so I have been getting the top level of the mobility component of Disabled Living Allowance. A couple of months ago my case came up for review. Last week I heard that my benefit has been withdrawn. The odd thing is that at the same time they accepted that I am now eligable for the lowest level of the care component. How the heck can they say on the one hand that they now consider me sick enough to require care and on the other claim that my health has improved to the level whereby I no longer qualify for mobility allowance? I 'phoned the office and asked what was going on. The totally unhelpful person I spoke to said that my mobility allowance has been stopped because I told them on my form that I can walk slowly to the local supermarket on a good day. This is true but that has ALWAYS been the case and it seems that the person who assessed my case took no notice of the fact that I cannot manage to do this on a regular basis and doing so causes me great pain and I invariably crash for anything from the remainder of the day to several days afterwards. I have asked for my claim to be looked at again but I'm not hopeful. My doctor is reluctant to get involved until the case goes to appeal. I do have the number of the local citizens advice who I am told are very helpful but it all seems to be taking so much of my precious energy. In the meantime my daughter has finished college (she passed her course which is the one bright light on our horizon :-}) and is out of work. My benefits for her ended three weeks ago. She has made a claim for benefit on her own behalf but has been told there is a backlog dating back to the 2nd of the month. This means we have both been trying to live on my basic benefit. Things are getting pretty desperate. I'm sorry to be sounding off like this (especially as I haven't even been here for a good few months) but things are all getting too much for me and I don't want to put more on my daughter's shoulders.