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PIP form 6 months 1 day ago #174631

Melanie M wrote: Hello,
the phrase "on the majority" etc is on page 18, towards the bottom of the page, under the heading "At any point in the day"

Hi Melanie,
I assume you were responding to vinnyax's question at the top of the page? If so, thank you.

PIP form 4 months 2 weeks ago #178071

Hi all,
i got my letter, i was awarded standard rate care and mobility, for 5 years? not sure how i feel to be honest, im both happy and confused, :S
if i was to go for the MR would this hold up/postpone my payments? could i lose the award i have already been given? can i ask them why only for 5 years? (my DLA was an indefinite award), do i need to ask for the reconsideration in writing or can i do it over the phone?
due to the christmas period i only have a couple of days left to ask for the MR, i didnt get my letter until last week?

p.s. i got a copy of my assesment with my award.

PIP form 4 months 2 weeks ago #178152

Hi Rp,

I'm glad that you have the decision, even though it is not what we hoped for.

You can ask for a MR over the phone but we always suggest following this up in writing. Don't get too bogged down with arguing every point of the assessment, concentrate your time and energy in explaining how/why you meet the specific criteria.

There is a risk of the MR reducing, or removing, the current award but this would be appealable.

The whole ethos of the welfare reforms was that claimants would be reassessed periodically rather than 'languishing on benefits' (their words, not mine!). Many people who were on indefinite DLA have been given fixed PIP awards, some have been only for a couple of years.

In theory you can challenge the length of award but we have not hear of anyone being successful with this.
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