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TOPIC: PIP claim made February 2017

PIP claim made February 2017 9 months 3 weeks ago #194366

I sent in my PIP claim 8/2/17. This was a move from DLA. I have Secondary Progressive MS. Mobility is a real issue. I received my response 23/4/17. I received Standard rate daily living only. I went for Reconsideration, and know it was totally ignored. Needless to say I now have to go to appeal..My question here is, the new changes that came into effect 17/3/17. Can they be used retrospectively, as my application was before this time. PIP are challenging my appeal and seem to be using the new descriptors ???
The huge stress of this is making me very very unwell. Stress is not a good situation for anyone, but can exacerbate symptoms of those with Multiple Sclerosis.
I had a home assessment. The assessor, has written I will put this politely a "Fairy Story".
It took 3 requests to get PIP to send the medical reports used. They used only one, their assessors.
Copies of the assessment do not have page 4, can anyone tell me what this is, and why it may not have been sent in its completeness?
My 4 pages of Medical staff I see regularly that I filled out on my PIP form, were not contacted at all. I have since got them at my expense to do Medical reports which I sent. They have been totally ignored.
All help gratefully received.
Thank you

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PIP claim made February 2017 9 months 3 weeks ago #194388


If the original Decision on your PIP claim was made on 23 April then the new Descriptors apply, I'm afraid it is not the date that claim was made that counts but the date of the Decision

Page 4 is a continuation of page 3 and is often omitted if it was not used.

The PIP Appeal guide has links to the SSCS1 form that you will need to complete and the Submissions guide has a complete example that you can use to help you fill it in, you do not need to provide detailed reasons at this stage for your request.

Once your appeal is accepted the DWP will prepare their submission to the hearing and send you a copy, whilst you should wait until you receive this to finish and submit your own, you should start to prepare your own case, an increased award will only be made by your showing that you score the extra points for one, so I would start by going back through your PIP2, the assessment report and the PIP Claim guide to see how you might show this is the case.

If you have further questions then please reply to this post and we will do our best to help.

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