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Pip results

12crazypenguins12crazypenguins Posts: 2Member Listener
I have been awarded pip at normal level but when I had DLA I was on higher rates.this means I now lose my motability car and blue badge  which will leave me unable to leave my house.  An I appeal this decision if so what do I do next? My assessment didn't take into consideration I have had a heart transplant with all the medical side effects it seemed all they were interested in was how I got there and how far I could drive I'm so worried by the result I do not no what to do next

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,250Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Crazypenguins and welcome

    There is plenty of info on thes site about MR's and appeals, please jave a look around.

    PIP is fundamentally dfferent to DLA in that it is not so much about your medical condition but about your functionality

    When did you receive your decision letter ?
    You need to request a Mandatory reconsideration within a month of the date of the letter.
    You should request a copy of the assessors report (PA4)This will show you which points you need to address

    Please come back and we will be happy to try and help further

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • 12crazypenguins12crazypenguins Posts: 2Member Listener
    Thank you for the reply. My letter arrived on 27th September I have benn worried because motobiliy sent a letter before to tell me the car had to go back I have read the report several times and am really confused it doesn't sound like me in some things its the mobility side I am concerned with my health is not going to get any better.I rang the DWP and was met with a very rude operator who upset me so much I couldn't speak to him do I just write to them about trying to have it changed or what is it I need to do?
     
  • MatildaMatilda Posts: 2,616Member Disability Gamechanger
    @12crazypenguins

    You will have to appeal, the first stage of which is to request a mandatory reconsideration (MR).  There is advice on the following sites about making PIP appeals including MRs:  Scope (look under 'Help and info'); Disability Rights; CAB.

    Unfortunately, only 20% of MRs succeed but 65% of Tribunal appeals do.  I went to a Tribunal who increased my standard mobility to enhanced.

    Many assessors lie in their reports and DWP just repeat these.  Hence, lower awards than are justified are made which is why so many appeals succeed.

    You could phone the Scope Helpline who might be able to tell you about face to face PIP advice in your area (CAB or similar advice organisation).
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,250Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    It is best to ring and follow up with a letter , requesting a MR. If you haven't received the assessors report then make it plain thet you will be submitting further evidence.
    You must ask for the report as it will show you what you need to get chanced.

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Posts: 2,679Member Pioneering
    Hi 12crazypenguins,

    In addition to the above advice which is very good advice, you would benefit from getting some practical assistance from your local CAB or or Welfare Rights team, who may be able to present your case to the tribunal. Good luck!

    Lee
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 15,178Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Also if you scored at least 8 points in the "moving around" part of mobility PIP then this would still automatically qualify you for a Blue badge.
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Posts: 2,679Member Pioneering
    12crazypenguins12crazypenguins,

    As CR advises, I would recommend that you do ask for a mandatory reconsideration, and then if necessary appeal. Loads of people are successful at appeal. As Matilda says, the PIP reports are often factually incorrect but tribunals are aware of this and will look at all the evidence, including yours.

    As regards your car, it shouldn't be taken away immediately. There's a support package and you can either get a lump sum payment or you can choose to keep the car for longer but get less in financial support from Motability. In any case, you have 8 weeks from the PIP decision. If you need help thinking about your options, then as Lee suggests, your local CAB may be able to go through the Motability letter with you and could also help you appeal.

    I would recommend getting advice first because as CR says, PIP is about what you can and cannot do and uses a points scoring system. This means it can give different results to DLA, but the fact that you're unable to leave the house strongly suggests to me that your PIP result isn't high enough and you should query it.

    Great advice from Poppy about the blue badge - worth checking which activity you got your points in for the mobility component, as you may still be entitled to your blue badge if you got 8 or more points in 'moving around'.

    Will
    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
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