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Pip assessment

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Ren41
Ren41 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Was on pip highest rate due to having post thrombotic syndrome as i suffer with blood clots.In may of 2022 i had a stroke which has left me without feeling to my left side.I notified pip of this and sent in all hospital letters. They wrote telling me i needed a review over the phone.moving forwards iHad my pip review and gave them my medical notes from my patient record. Was told i didn't need to apply for my medical records as they would check. Well they didnt check anything..instead they took away my mobility car and reduced my award to just the daily living part. I called and spoke to dwp regarding no one checking with my doctors or hospital consultant's and was told that they dont have to check anything! During my assessment which lasted less the 10 minutes i was asked how many time i use the toilet and nothing about my stroke and how it effects me. These people are putting disabled peoples lives in harms way by not checking. I am now suffering from isolation and depression as i can no longer get out of the house. I cant afford taxis to and from my medical appointments so am missing important medical interventions. I have never had a good experience with the pip assessment. Seems you have to get a court to tell them what to do. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    They very rarely contact anyone for any evidence, it's entirely down to you to send any supporting evidence when you return the forms.

    If you disagree with the decision you can challenge it by first requesting the MR. You should put your request in writing stating where and why you think you should have scored those points.

    The most likely outcome of the MR will be the decision remains the same. If this happens you can proceed to Tribunal. Please also remember that a Tribunal is not a court and you're not on trial.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Ren41

    Welcome to the community! Are you getting around the forum ok? 

    I'm so sorry you have been given such the run around and as Poppy said, the next thing to do now is request a Mandatory Reconsideration.

    Do you have support from family or friends? We have a whole lovely bunch here in the community, some having to have gone through the same process. We will help as much as we can, and we're always here if you need to vent :)<3
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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