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TOPIC: PIP Medical

PIP Medical 3 weeks 2 days ago #201614

Hello Gordon !

I have now received the decision letter from the DWP, I am going to ask for a MR and my question to you is ,

Can I just write and say

"I am writing to ask you to reconsider your decision dated 14-11-2017 about my Personal Independence Payment claim,
I believe the decision did not properly take into account how my disabilities affect me."

Can I just write that ?

I don't expect my decision to be overturned and I do expect to have to go to appeal,

Then when I appeal to go to appeal I will write a very detailed account especially for the appeal.
I don't really care how long the whole thing takes as long as I get the right decision in the end and I have more chance at appeal then I do off the DWP who work in conjunction with the F2F assessors.

Thanks
Steven

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PIP Medical 3 weeks 2 days ago #201636

Steven

I would write a bit more, something along the lines;

"I believe that I meet the criteria for X activity and that I supplied evidence and testimony to support this"

Gorodn

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PIP Medical 3 weeks 2 days ago #201665

Ok thanks again Gordon

Steven

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PIP Medical 3 weeks 1 day ago #201725

Hi Gordon

If a person cannot walk more than 15metres without being in very bad pain what would be the correct option in your view to pick on the descriptor ?

Also is a Taxi viewed as public transport by the DWP ?

Thanks
Stephen

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PIP Medical 3 weeks 1 day ago #201742

steven wrote: Hi Gordon

If a person cannot walk more than 15metres without being in very bad pain what would be the correct option in your view to pick on the descriptor ?

Also is a Taxi viewed as public transport by the DWP ?

Thanks
Stephen


It depends (sorry!), there is Case Law that supports the argument that someone who is in severe pain, but is still able to walk is not walking to a necessary standard as so the distance that they can walk should be discounted.

On this basis you could meet being unable to walk more than 1m, otherwise it be unable to walk more than 20m.

Gordon

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PIP Medical 3 weeks 1 day ago #201747

Thanks Gordon

What about a taxi being public transport ? I ask because the assessor said I can plan the route of a journey via using a taxi.

Thanks
Steven

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