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TOPIC: PIP result

PIP result 11 months 6 days ago #170980

I received my PIP result 4 weeks and three days after my assessment. I have been awarded standard rate care with 8 points, no award for mobility 4 points.

Whilst I am happy with the standard rate I thought I should have scored on a couple of activities that I got nothing for, even so it might not have made any of difference to the level of my award.

What really upsets me is what the assessor says in his report. He has my primary condition down as Ostioarthritis and secondary Rheumatoid arthritis with descriptions of symptoms under the incorrect heading.

It is also commented on that because I drive a car and use grab rails in my home that I do not need help with putting up a dosset box or help with other treatment, pushing tablets out of foils and opening pill boxed are completely different to driving, this comment appears several times with the statement that I have have good use of hands. In the physical examination he states that I am not able to maintain a power grip against resistance with either hand, then in a description for using aids for taking nutrition states that MSK shows loss of grip or power in one hand but because I drive a car and use grab rails do not need adapted cutlery. In another part I is stated that I have good use of hands a fingers. There are discrepancies throughout the report.

Is it right that they use it against us for using aids to help ourselves?

Sorry rant over. I am happy about receiving the award but feel the information in the report is completely incorrect. Do you think these inconsistencies are likely to affect my renewal?

I must also say that your guides have been a great help to me. Thank you for all the work you put into this site.


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PIP result 11 months 5 days ago #171020


Congratulations on getting an award that you are happy with.

The assumptions they have made are not unreasonable but that does not mean that they apply to you, or to the degree that might be suggested. I'm afraid there is no easy answer to this the best advice I can give for the future is to try and pre-empt the comments in your claim form when reassessed.

I would not worry too much about a future assessment, it will be an assessment of how you are then, how you are now may be considered but it will not limit how you are assessed.


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