PIP Assessment Report

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Hi All,

I received my assessment report today as i had asked for a MR, I thought in some parts she was talking about a different person, i see what people mean when you tell them something and they twist it, there are alot of things that are inaccurate.

Apparently I could flex my hips to 130 degrees within normal range eh, I did'nt get out of my chair once, i could'nt do that cos i have arthritus in both hips if she'd looked at the xray reports.

My spine looked normal, hum  she never could have seen it if she had she would have seen an obvious curvature all in the consultants report.

anyway to cut a long and winding story short i manged to get someone from a local housing welfare advise to come i emailed my report to her she said because its inaccurate it could'nt be trusted, so i'm just hoping i can get the decision changed otherwise fight the good fight, i just wanted to let you know, she must have got a good bonus for this.

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    My husband received basic living and no mobility allowance even though consultants have said his disabilities are progressive we saw the report and there was lie upon lie. I wrote to request a reconsideration saying that these findings were not accurate and pointing out why. I felt sure that they would at least apologise ana arrange a new assessment, instead they took away his living allowance as well leaving him with not one penny.
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      That's the risk you take when asking for the MR. They look at the whole award and you risk losing everything. I hope you're taking it to Appeal Tribunal?

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    The twist it a lot. Never trust them. I've heard people say their assesor was really nice, yet when they've got the report back they lied about everything. Having said that we never hear the good stories because if people have had the decision they want there's no questions to ask so we don't hear the story.

    Most MR decisions stay the same to be prepared to take it to Appeal Tribunal. Don't give up because this is what DWP want people to do. Good luck.

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      Hi Denise.  I had an assessment in June 2016 and received 0 points.  I have very painful Fibromyalgia and have difficulty and pain in dressing, washing, lifting, cooking etc.  I sleep very badly and keep waking up, I rely very heavily on my partner and sister.  On the day of my assessment the assessor was lovely, very polite and helpful.  When I read the assessment after I's asked for a copy, It was like reading about a different person as it bore absolutely no resemblance to me and how my condition affects me.  I asked for a reconsideration and again had 0 points, they said that as I could use a tissue I had the ability to use my hands.  The whole process is really scary and depressing.  I appealed and the court hearing was on 23 January 2017, I received a letter to say I have been awared standard rate daily living component.  I am not going to risk loosing this be appealing for the higher rate although I do have to have far more help than they said I do.  Good luck everyone, I just have to wait now to see when I get it and if the DWP appeal

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      Hi, i have fibro too along with other conditions. I get Standard daily and Enhanced Mobility. I know exactly what you go through daily.

      To be able to appeal the tribunal decision and take to higher Tier Tribunal an error in law must have accured. This would also be the same for the DWP, they would have to prove this too. This is extremely difficult to prove. You'll most likely have to stick with what you've got. I know i would.

      The first time i applied i got Standard in both but at review the mobility got increased to Enhanced. How long did they award it to you? Maybe at your review you'll be more successful with a higher award. I was 2 points from Enhanced Mobility the first time i applied but decided not to challange the decision because of all the stress. Well done though on getting the Standard Daily smile

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      Denise I didn't look at the letter for how long I've got it, I was so shocked to win the appeal. I'll look later.  I am going to gather more information next time fo rmy assessment and be sure to send it with my applicaiton.  This whole situation is very sad though when it seems like a lottery rather than idividual circumstances.

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    After reading all the letters,I can see a real trend in the assessors. My daughter too has Fibro Rheumatism and other things. Reading the assessors report I   did not recognise her. The person I knew lives on morphine and lives in a wheel chair. We are going to appeal on the 1st Feb. The report back was she was able to do everything. The Council have decided to do a £30/000 plus alteration to he home so she has some kind of life, even altering the front door so she could use the car, the car they took away in September. I am at my wits end getting everything ready for the Tribunal. The CAB said she had a good case. The assessor said she could see it would be difficult to get out of her wheelchair so to stay put, my daughter had even taken her special crutches too to show how bent she is.   Any ideas?? Would be so grateful

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      The only thing i can tell you really is the success rate is higher if you attend the Tribunal. Not sure how i can you you further as you seem like you have everything ready and planned. Good luck.
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