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TOPIC: Question re medical report rec'd before DM letter

Question re medical report rec'd before DM letter 1 month 3 weeks ago #170883

Hi, a week after my home assessment for a new claim for PIP by ATOS I called DWP and requested a copy of my medical report.

According to the daily living descriptors I have only scored 6 points and 0 on mobility. Natuarally I am unhappy with the scoring. I have a question, on page 21 of the report it says that the functional restriction in this report has been present over 3 months and is likely to remain over 9 months. It also says based on the claimants likely future circumstances it would be appropriate to review the claim in 2 years. Does that indicate I may stand a chance of getting standard rate daily living or will I get nothing based on the scoring?

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Question re medical report rec'd before DM letter 1 month 3 weeks ago #170884

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

Welcome to Benefits and Work

I agree that the report sounds contradictory. I'm afraid the Decision Makers rarely go against the HCA recommendation - although it is not unheard of. All you can do is await the Decision Letter, they are currently taking around 8 weeks following the return of your file to DWP.
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
Last Edit: 1 month 3 weeks ago by Mrs Hurtyback.
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Question re medical report rec'd before DM letter 1 month 3 weeks ago #170885

The MA also noted down that the claimant is on a waiting list to see healthy minds so a quick review is advised.
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Question re medical report rec'd before DM letter 1 month 3 weeks ago #170886

Thank you Mrs H, DWP received the report on the 30th of Sep, still waiting for the decision. I have subscribed to b & w and looks like I will need the support!
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