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TOPIC: MY PIP results and dodgy DWP text messages.

MY PIP results and dodgy DWP text messages. 1 month 3 weeks ago #170231

I am a DLA to PIP transfer. I found out today I have been awarded PIP at standard rate for care and standard rate for mobility. Previously I was enhanced rate for care and mobility, so it is quite a cut in benefit. However, the award is until 2022,which is possibly the only positive aspect. I am presuming I will not need to go through another Assessment until then if I accept this award???????

I found out about my award because I telephoned the DWP.. I telephoned them because I had received a text message from the DWP detailing Job Seekers Allowance and I have not been in receipt of JSA or applied for it for over thirty years!. I was checking with the DWP if it was a scam or if they had sent me someone else's message.(I think I got someone elses messages and someone else got my message) It was then they told me my PIP award had been decided upon.

I am waiting for my award letter and then will decide whether to appeal. I also still have not got my copy of the Assessors report which I requested over three weeks ago, so I have asked for that to be dealt with urgently -my assessment was a joke,
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MY PIP results and dodgy DWP text messages. 1 month 3 weeks ago #170240

Hi Lizzie,

I'm sorry that the award has been downgraded on reassessment :(

If you decide to accept this, you should not be reassessed until 2019 (maybe 2020 if the DWP ever stop their practice of reassessing a full year before they are due!).

However, legislation allows for reassessment of PIP at any time, for any reason or none, so I can't give you a cast iron guarantee!
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MY PIP results and dodgy DWP text messages. 1 month 3 weeks ago #170246

They reckon the award will be till 2022, so would it not be 2021 for reassessment(although I understand they can reassess at any time). I am rather annoyed at the downgrading, I would probably accept the reduction in the mobility, but the daily care reduction is so wrong as I need at lot of help. Can I ask them to relook at the daily care only?
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MY PIP results and dodgy DWP text messages. 1 month 3 weeks ago #170247

Sorry lizzie, I misread your end date!

You can ask DWP to look at the care element only, but they are not bound to limit themselves to this.
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MY PIP results and dodgy DWP text messages. 1 month 3 weeks ago #170283

Following yesterdays phone call to the DWP today I received my award letter. It shows the points I scored for each activity - am I correct in thinking this is the decision makers scores, rather than the Atos Assessor? Then on the last page there is "My Decision" which gives details of the assessment, it is written as if it is the Assessor for example it states"At the Assessment you said that you are able to chew and swallow food". At the Assessment your eye contact, speech,content were normal. I am presuming this is text the decision maker has typed from the Assessors Report, rather than the Assessors full report. I am presuming this is not the Assessors original Report I have been waiting almost a month for?
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MY PIP results and dodgy DWP text messages. 1 month 3 weeks ago #170360

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lizzie_wa wrote:
Following yesterdays phone call to the DWP today I received my award letter. It shows the points I scored for each activity - am I correct in thinking this is the decision makers scores, rather than the Atos Assessor? Then on the last page there is "My Decision" which gives details of the assessment, it is written as if it is the Assessor for example it states"At the Assessment you said that you are able to chew and swallow food". At the Assessment your eye contact, speech,content were normal. I am presuming this is text the decision maker has typed from the Assessors Report, rather than the Assessors full report. I am presuming this is not the Assessors original Report I have been waiting almost a month for?

Yes, this is the Decision Maker's Statement of Reasons, the assessment report will be 20-30 pages in length.

Gordon
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