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TOPIC: From indefinite DLA High Mobility low care to zero

From indefinite DLA High Mobility low care to zero 2 weeks 5 days ago #196711

You can do a web search for 'welfare advice' and your postcode. Ypou could also consider approaching any group or society set up for people with your condition/s (such as RNIB for people with visual impairments and MIND for people with mental health problems). However, many agencies have had their funding cut, so it can be difficult to get any help at this stage.

Our PIP guide explains the MR (and appeal) process, we certainly have members who have been successful at this stage. However, it is less common for claimants to be have a decision revised in their favour - most MRs do little other than 'Rubber Stamp' the original decision.

Problems with the assessor are of incidental interest - you will only get an award of PIP (either via this claim or a new application) by showing exactly how/why you meet the descriptors.

I'm afraid your GP was mistaken, the assessors only contact them in around 25% of claims (and only about 25% of those contacted actually bother to reply). Even then, the form asks for only basic information.

It would certainly be helpful if your GP will write a letter of support but I'm afraid they do not have to do so. You have nothing to lose by asking.

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Last Edit: by Mrs Hurtyback.

From indefinite DLA High Mobility low care to zero 2 weeks 5 days ago #196722

This is what I would do if I was you, I would do the MR but expect them to fail me, that seems to be the case with MR' s for most people, but you have to go through the motions of that farce to be able to take it to a tribunal. While waiting for the MR decision I would work on filling a daily diary of how awful your day is, for the tribunal. Get any witness letters you can from friends and relatives who can say what difficulties you have that they see. Hope this helps and good luck to you.

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