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Well just recieved my decision from PIP, now in bearing mind that they had to come to my home for the assessment and my wife has to help me was dress cook for me and help me out of bed to go to the toilet at least 3 times a night and I can't go out on my own. I've been on the highest mobility and middle rate of care for 25 years. They have decided that I'm only entitled to the satndard rate for mobility and no personal help.MAD  stark raving mad ATOS. I know damn well I'm going to appeal and I've told them I cannot attend anywhere apart from at home. so mad.

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    Hi do you mind me asking what tests they did at your assessment, did you bombard them with paperwork from your consultant/GP/PT/OT etc.

    As you know the criteria for PIP is totally different to DLA and out of 2 million claiments about 7% have to appeal and about 3/4% lose it or some of it.

    Have you asked for MR yet

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      yeah I had a wad of medical letters and proof of what life was like for me, having seen the report from the assessor that meant nothing.
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    Oh Zorro. So sorry to hear this. That's exactly what happened to me. I put in the MR result weeks lster still the same used the assessors details again and not my consultant or specialist nurse. Appeal has gone in and received letters to say it's been accepted. Now just to wait for a date for tribunal which I will attend as my psre ts will take me. At least they will do it in my home city if it has to go ahead. All the very best with your appeal. I just cannot believe how many people they are doing this to.

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    I'm sorry to hear this. You have 1 month from the date on the letter to get the MR in. If you haven't already done so then please ring and ask for a copy of the assessment report. Take a look at the PIP descriptors and see which ones apply to you then compare it with the points you recieved. If there were lies being told in the report forget about those when asking for the MR because they won't be at all interested. You need to point out what descriptors apply to you and why. Send in more evidence if you need to. I'm guessing you sent in evidence to support your claim when you first applied?

    Most MR decisions remain the same so be prepared to take this to Appeal. If you had a mobility car then i'm afraid this will have to be returned and motability will be intouch with you soon. If this does get as far as appeal bear in mind that those that turn up in court for the hearing are the ones that are most successful. Those that ask for a paper based decision have the least amount of success. Good luck!

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    So sorry to hear about your PIP decision Zorro as its very very disappointing sad that you only got standard mobility and nothing more as how many points did they give you for daily living and for getting around? .

    Have you phoned up the DWP to ask for them to send you a copy of the assessors report yet. 

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    That's disgusting Zorro. It really makes my blood boil. Make suure you fight them all the way. Good luck and keep us informed

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    the reports says during my physical normal fist grip first finger and thumb finger pinch grip and you drive a manual car. right leg was normal power slightly less on the left side. I was uncomfortable on our couch and never got up during the assessment,  he asked me to crouch I laughed at him and said don't be stupid I'll fall over I can't do that, told him all the things that my wife does and he has considered that iCan manage on my own. Wonder what he'll say if he comes back and I haven't manage to wash or change the soiled sheet got dressed and starved to death. A very caring society we live in.

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      Our neighbour lost his car as they awarded him standard mobility from high mobility  as they seem to hold it against those who drive a motability car from the  many stories l have read and heard as their distorted view is you should not be able to carry out the task of driving a car it seems.
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      The bloke who came I don't thing he was in our village in fact I don't even think he was in Cornwall I think he came from a diferent planet. He said no mental impairment, I was in hospital for 5 months with an unknown virus in the brain and nearly died, had to learn to write again but no mental impairment, I would normally carry on with a few 4 letter words. Gutted

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      Keep us updated zorro on things as we are all hoping and praying that in time you will get this decision turned round as its so unfair when people with very considerable daily living and mobility needs are treated like this..
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    I keep looking at the report, I think it must be someone else, not me. If I see what he says and what is on my PIP form, it must be someone else. Anyway I'm on BP medication and my BP over the last 2 days has gone throught the roof. I had a heart transplant, lost my house l, lost my business had an unknown brain virus and suffer from severe muscular pain  due to the side effects of the immunosuppressants that keep me alive and stop rejection. Throughout all of that stress, this application is right back up there with nearly losing my life 5 times.I'm so upset and stressed I'm off to see my GP on Thursday and I've sent an email to adult social services to tell them they will have to supply carers to take over from my wife caring for me. sorry for the rant but I'm just so upset.

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      Don't ever be sorry for saying how this has made you feel Zorro. It's dispicable how these assessors can get away with lying about really ill and vulnerable people. Please put in your MR as soon as possible. As you cannot appeal until you get the results from this. Wishing you all the very best of luck.

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      I know it's very hard to stay calm when you're writing this letter to ask for the MR but you really do need to try hard. You need to concentrate on what descriptors apply to you and not on all those lies that's been told in the report. By concentrating on the descriptors you'll be giving yourself the best chance possible of a favourable outcome for the MR. If you or your wife can't do the MR letter then CAB are very good at helping with this, i'd suggest you call them ASAP because their waiting times are generally quite long. 1 month isn't long to get this in. I'd also suggest your call DWP PIP and ask for the MR first and then put it in writing. Also please do give the letter at least 7 working days to arrive at the correct department so take this into consideration when posting it. Hope this helps and if more advice is needed myself or others will gladly help all we can. Good luck and please do keep us informed. Take care and good luck!

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      Zorro, what ever you do stay calm, not easy I know and as I said whatever you are thinking its not that common for people to lose there benefits no matter what's said on here, if you think about it this is a really small minority of people and even then not all lose there PIP/DLA you must follow this through and after asking for your MR and being turned back yet again you must appeal, only 4% of appeals are upheld by the appeal board, so that means that approximately 96% still get there benefits returned to them.

      I know its not easy but make sure you keep your cool, also when seeing your GP have him fax DWP.

      I'm sure you will have your benefits reinstated its just a bad process to have to go through.

      The quicker you get your copy of assessment the better as well

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