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TOPIC: Thats it posted nervous time ahead

Thats it posted nervous time ahead 5 months 2 weeks ago #190443

another queery when going for f2f they are asking me to bring all my meds is this mandatory regards George

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Thats it posted nervous time ahead 5 months 2 weeks ago #190445

geo.k23 wrote: another queery when going for f2f they are asking me to bring all my meds is this mandatory regards George


It can depend on the assessor, they spent the best part of 15 minutes going through my partners meds, but didn't even look at the boxes for mine.

I would take the boxes but not necessarily the meds, depending in what they are, or you could take a repeat prescription form as this should have all of your medication and the frequency that you take it.

Gordon
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pip decision 4 months 3 weeks ago #192453

Hi thank you for all your help in the past i would like to put you up todate on my situation i have just received my letter confirming my elegability for pip i was origonaly on high rqate mobility and middle rate care after the assesment i have been awarded enhanced daily living and standard rate mobility what i dont understand is they are saying i can walk 20 yds but no more than 50yds the assesore on the day said she didnt require me to get out the chair and walk as she could see i was in pain and discomfort i asked if that would effect my assesment and she assured it woud not i did not refuse anything that was asked of me also she asked about comunication with strangers i explainned i could not interact with strangers she asked about my last job which i replied a HGV dreiver she asked if i drove i replied no i have not held a HGV licence for 30 years the DWP states because i was a HGV driver i could plan a route where had it not being for my cousin driving me to the assesment i could not have possibly made it,it also states that my pip form says i can walk more than 20 meters but no more than 50meters wich is not true my pip form states i can not walk 20 meters without resting till the pain eases and i get my breath back and that it takes at least 3/4 minutes to do this task it also states i said that my medication is affective which i did not i said that if i forget to take it then i feel the diffrence the pip form asks specificly can i walk less than 20 meters which i ticked that box it is in black and white yet they are saying i can walk 20 but no more than 50 metrers to reapeat the assesor said she would not ask me to walk as she could see that i was in a lot of pain i did not refuse to take the test but dwp states i refused the musculoskeletal exam due to pain she asked me how far on the day i could walk and i said feeling the way i did on the day i would be lucky to do 4/5 yards could you advise me please on where i go from here to get the mobility reinstated to where it was or do i have to except the decision of the dwp regards George

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pip decision 4 months 3 weeks ago #192464

Geo

First of all, congratulations on the award you have received, well done.

Unless you attended in a wheelchair, the assessor will have seen you walk from and to the reception area, they may also have watched you outside when you arrived and left via CCTV, or just by looking out of the window.

If you want to challenge the Mobility award, then you will need to request an MR and should be prepared to go on to appeal. An MR will review your whole claim, so you need to be happy that your existing award is secure if you do this.

The first stage to challenging a Decision 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.

You are not required to walk without pain, but any pain that limits the distance you can walk should be considered. For the Moving Around activity only, if you can show that you are in severe pain when waking then you may be able to argue that you are unable to walk to a necessary standard.

You must be able to cover the distance "reliably" and on the "majority of days" so have a look at the explanations for these in the PIP claim guide to see if you can apply them to your claim; stops that you have take and your walking speed will be relevant factors to consider.

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pip decision 4 months 3 weeks ago #192477

thank you for your reply, i did attend in a wheelchair when it came to the part of the examination to walk she said she could see i was in pain and by the medication i was taking it was obvious that i was in pain and discomfort therefore she did not require me to walk but asked how far i could walk i said the way i was on the day i would be lucky to do 4 or 5 yards she said that was fine i said to her that i was not refusing and she replied i know i said i would hope it would not i anyway affect my assesment and she rplied that it would not i also had to ask her to repeat herself in a few occasions yet the dwp says i was alert and attentive she also said she could see i was tired she asked did i drive i said no then she asked what i did for a living i said i was a HGV driver the dwp stated as i was a HGV driver i could plan a route unaided i had to give up driving HGVs 30 years ago because of my condition dwp also states that as i can walk about the house using a stick.going in a car. and using taxis they cannot consider any help i need not covered by the daily living and mobility, i am not sure where thy got the impression from that i spend my days running around in cars or taxis apart from the question i was asked about doctors appointment where i satd i would get a lift from family or friend if no one was available i woud get a taxi everything seems to have been misconstrude i was on high mobility and middle care but they have reversed it to enhanced daily living and standard mobility i feel i must question their judgment on the mobility but would not want to jeopdise the award they have given me which is untill 2021 could you advise further pleas regards George

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pip decision 4 months 2 weeks ago #192514

Geo

If you were not observed walking then you have a good counter to the assessor's opinions. As an aside, do you have any problems standing up from a seated position as the test is stand and move.

You will need to show that you cannot "reliably" walk more than 20m on the "majority of days". These terms are explained in the PIP Claim guide.

Did you expect to score for the Going Out Activity as you post suggests that you could not follow a route?

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