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TOPIC: filling in pip for for Son

filling in pip for for Son 1 week 21 hours ago #175358

Hello again!

After being awarded 0 points we decided to do the mandatory reconsideration which has not yet been decided but, as very few are successful we are not expecting any change.
We sent in a letter from his employer clarifying his role in work instead of the assessors assumptions of what he does and detailing other discrepancies and why we believe the decision is wrong.

One question that i've been wanting to ask regarding the assessment report is that in several parts it says MSE suggests he would be able to do this etc... I know MSE is mental state examination but is this just really just mental state observations? because she never did any assessments apart from asking him what change would he get from £1 if he spent 65p (which he got wrong first time!)
Thanks in advance :)
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filling in pip for for Son 1 week 21 hours ago #175361

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xlesleyx

The truth is that most assessors have no direct experience of mental health issues and often only have the DWP required training to fall back on, so you shouldn't be surprised if opinions are stated without there having been a factual investigation of your son's problems.

It's one of the few occasions where it might make sense to challenge the assessors opinions and where they have come from.

Gordon
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