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TOPIC: pip awarded on mandority recon

pip awarded on mandority recon 3 weeks 18 hours ago #201846

hi I have anxiety asthma back problems sleep apnoea and other ailments got no award after medical and after having mandority recon was awarded a further 8 points for care so entitled to standard rate and no extra mobility points my question is why have they not awarded extra points for managing conditions when I have stated in my original claim form that I require prompting etc which in turn would give me the required higher rate for the extra points,shall I appeal as the mandority was successful by paper evidence and I do not wish to go to a face to face and surely the tribunal will see the dwp have purposely done so to avoid extra money and also use written evidence like the dwp at mandority stage?
thank you

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pip awarded on mandority recon 3 weeks 17 hours ago #201872

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Only you can make the decision whether to take the matter further.

Can you realistically see where you would score the extra four points needed for an Enhanced award?

You say your issues are with prompting, do you receive the prompting and who from, if you don't then have you explained how you manage?

You say you have anxiety, this is a very general term and can cover a wide range of limitations, is it a formal diagnosis and are you receiving any treatment for it?

Gordon

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pip awarded on mandority recon 2 weeks 3 days ago #202064

Hi thank you for the reply I was looking at the wrong email for your reply. I was not awarded points for managing treatments and have a pill box and need to be prompted to take them on daily basis also I am prompted to use my ccap machine daily The anxiety I have related to body dysmophia which was what I was told by having a mental health evaluation I have had counseling and CBT therapy in the past and according to the CBT team anyone who has my condition can only be treated by counselling and CBT as it states in nice guidelines so and do not wish to try CBT again due to it making me feel more depressed .
Regards

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pip awarded on mandority recon 2 weeks 3 days ago #202066

Sorry I am on highest strength duloxitine and 80mg propranolol for anxiety /depression
Also I was awarded no extra mobility points even though I regularly have to stop due to dizziness tiredness and pain and even sent a appointment letter from cardiac about testing for dizzyness

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pip awarded on mandority recon 2 weeks 3 days ago #202092

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Based on your post, at best you would score two points more for Managing therapies which is still short of the four you need for an increased award and although you appear to mention problems with walking due to your dizziness, you don't actually state the distances that you are limited to

All I can suggest is that you go back to the PIP Claim guide to make sure you understand the criteria you need to meet.

If you want to challenge the Decision then the first stage to doing so is for you to request a Mandatory Reconsideration, this needs to be done in writing to the DWP, within one month of the Decision, to the office that dealt with your claim, have a look at our PIP MR & Appeal guide for details of the process, the PIP area also has template letters that you can use to make the request with.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/pip

You should contact the DWP for a copy of the assessment report if you have not already done so, I would phone them but again follow up the request in writing. Once you have the assessment report you will have a better understanding of how the DWP Decision Maker has come to their conclusions and will then be able to argue against them.

Your primary task is to show that you meet the criteria, there are many reasons you may have failed, you need to address each of these but don't get bogged down in criticising the assessment report unless you can clearly show that it is incorrect, it is a lot easier to argue the facts of the situation;

"the assessor recorded that I walked 50m, I did but they have failed to document that I had to stop every 10m for a rest due to breathlessness"

than their opinions

"based on my observations of the claimant walking I believe that they can reliably walk more than 200m.

When you have a better idea of the issues with your claim, come back to the forum and we will do our best to help.

Gordon

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