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APPLYING FOR A RECONSIDERATION

childofmine2014childofmine2014 Member Posts: 1 Listener
  1. My son was granted Higher level care and lower level mobility for ADHD and ODD. Just claimed for PIP also using evidence for his DLA Claim and added further information.  Had the interview over the telephone and this was me carrying it out on my son's behalf. He has been turned down. How can bthis be so when I feel his needs are far more as he's supposed to be more independent and yet struggles 
  2. The outtcpome was lies, I had not said what they stated and appears theyve interpreted it to give him a zero score!

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 3,106 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community, sorry about your sons situation, but first of all DLA and PIP are different and just because somebody got DLA doesnt meant they will get PIP

    The next stage is putting in for a MR you have 1 month to do this. You should do it inwriting looking at each descriptor you think should have scored more points and give reason why. Give real examples of what happens when he tries to do the task, any support or aids needed, if he cant di it why cant he, can he do it safely and repeatedly

    There is lots of posts about this in our PIP section which may help you

    Good luck and keep us updated
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,007 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I'm assuming he was transferring from DLA to PIP? If so then please be aware that they are totally different benefit with different criteria. PIP isn't awarded based on any diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect his ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors.


    As Janer has advised, you should give a couple recent real world examples of what happened the last time he attempted that acitivity for each descriptor that applies and include where he was, who was with him and what exactly happened.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 887 Pioneering
    Hi @childofmine2014 and I'm glad you found us.

    I'm sorry you have experienced this, it can be very frustrating.  Lots of luck going ahead with the MR and if you have any more questions please do ask  :)
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 762 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @childofmine2014

    How are you today? Have you had a chance to think about possibly going for a Mandatory Reconsideration? 
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member - under moderation Posts: 4,844 Disability Gamechanger
    Interesting to note that there’s a reversion to the norm going on.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-july-2020/personal-independence-payment-official-statistics-to-july-2020

    MR success rate has fallen to 37% from 54%. We’ll soon be back at 15% of that carries on!
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 762 Pioneering
    Thank you for the link @mikehughescq
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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 1,240 Disability Gamechanger
    Some interesting figures and facts there Mike, I wonder given the current increase or "spike" in CV19 cases and local partial "lockdowns" if we will see a continuing halt to "face to face" assessments?
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