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TOPIC: DLA v PIP

DLA v PIP 1 month 2 weeks ago #170853

I have had DLA for over 12 years and after a tibial was awarded high rate mobility and medium rate care. i received a letter to apply for PIP which I did and enclosed I thought enough information and subsequently had to go for a medical with a very cold lady who just read questions off a screen. I have now been awarded standard mobility and no care. Am devastated but need to appeal. Has anyone and this happen to them and any advice please. I suffer from fibromyalgia, arthritis and also have mobility problems as bone disease in my knees

Thanks Jan
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DLA v PIP 1 month 2 weeks ago #170869

Hi and Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explain where everything is

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I'm sorry you are going through this :(

The first thing to say is that PIP was deliberately made harder to get than DLA so there are some people who simply do not score enough PIP points for an equivalent award. Have a look at our PIP guide and see where, being absolutely brutal, you think you should have scored points. If you can see where you could/should have scored more then it would probably be worth taking this further.

As your decision letter should have explained, you must now go through the Mandatory Reconsideration process (where another decision maker looks at your claim again) before appealing. You have one month from the date on the top of the letter in which to submit an MR request to DWP. You do not need to go into a lot of detail initially.

At some stage you will have to explain to DWP how/why you believe you should have scored points against the descriptors. In order to understand why you did not get these points in the first place it is useful to get hold of a copy of the assessor's report. DWP usually send these out fairly promptly on request. However, you should not delay submitting the MR request if the report has not arrived in time - DWP should grant you extra time to give your reasons if you tell them you are awaiting the report.

This is all explained in our PIP guide, along with the descriptors you are being measured against.

PIP help for claimants

May I suggest that you bookmark/favourite this on your web browser now so that you can find it easily in future? This will allow you to return with further questions or comments about your PIP without having to start a new topic each time. It helps us enormously when everything relating to the same claim is kept in one topic - and I hope you will find it useful too :)
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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