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TOPIC: shocked at pip assessment results

shocked at pip assessment results 2 months 21 hours ago #170113

After receiving my decision today, i am totally shocked with the outcome. having scored 0 on everything i am sat here wondering if the assessor was actually in the same room as me!! i suffer with a personality disorder, cushings syndrome, epilepsy and PTSD from a critical care stay last year which resulted in me being a coma for 3 weeks and in hospital for a total of 5. On a day to day basis l struggle immensely with normal everyday tasks and living. My original claim was in May this year but has been dragged out and have only just had a decision. Any help and advice would be much appreciated. I am going to go ahead and ask for a mandatory reconsideration in the next couple of days.
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shocked at pip assessment results 2 months 18 hours ago #170134

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lesly wrote:
After receiving my decision today, i am totally shocked with the outcome. having scored 0 on everything i am sat here wondering if the assessor was actually in the same room as me!! i suffer with a personality disorder, cushings syndrome, epilepsy and PTSD from a critical care stay last year which resulted in me being a coma for 3 weeks and in hospital for a total of 5. On a day to day basis l struggle immensely with normal everyday tasks and living. My original claim was in May this year but has been dragged out and have only just had a decision. Any help and advice would be much appreciated. I am going to go ahead and ask for a mandatory reconsideration in the next couple of days.

I'm sorry you have been unsuccessful.

The first stage to challenging a Decision is for you to request a Mandatory Reconsideration, this needs to be done in writing to the DWP, within one month of the Decision, to the office that dealt with your claim, have a look at our PIP MR & Appeal guide for details of the process, the PIP area also has template letters that you can use to make the request with.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/pip

You should contact the DWP for a copy of the assessment report if you have not already done so, I would phone them but again follow up the request in writing. Once you have the assessment report you will have a better understanding of how the DWP Decision Maker has come to their conclusions and will then be able to argue against them.

Your primary task is to show that you meet the criteria, there are many reasons you may have failed, you need to address each of these but don't get bogged down in criticising the assessment report unless you can clearly show that it is incorrect, it is a lot easier to argue the facts of the situation;

"the assessor recorded that I walked 50m, I did but they have failed to document that I had to stop every 10m for a rest due to breathlessness"

than their opinions

"based on my observations of the claimant walking I believe that they can reliably walk more than 200m.

When you have a better idea of the issues with your claim, come back to the forum and we will do our best to help.

Gordon
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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