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Report received and it's far from honest

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lashy68
lashy68 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
I finally received my decision letter today after asking twice for it to be re issued due to me not receiving it. I also received a copy of the report.
All I can say is that it is far from truthful. I advised in my assessment that I am working from home due to ongoing health issues, anxiety and pain. I can't cope with public transport...yet the report says I attend work with no issues. 
It's just full of contradictions on their part.
I'm not even sure how I go about asking for them to re look at the decision. Do I do this by phone or online. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,954 Disability Gamechanger
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    You should put the MR request in writing stating where and why you think you should have scored those points. If there's any obvious errors in the report you can highlight a couple of those but don't focus totally on this because it won't get you a PIP award. Once this is done put it to one side and move on.

    If you didn't give a couple of real world incidents of exactly what happened the last time you attempted each descriptor that applies to you then you should do this. Include detailed information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were. You should aim for at least half an A4 side of paper per descriptor that applies.


    Only about 23% of MR decisions change so you'll most likely need to take it to Tribunal.

    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.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there @lashy68 I'm sorry to hear your news, well done for reaching out. This news can be a knockback to say the least, so take some time to prioritise your own wellbeing and self-care today.

    Turn2Us has a clear overview of the steps you need to take when challenging a PIP decision. If you need additional support, you can call or email the Scope Helpline to go through things with one of our advisers. 

    Let us know if we can help with anything else in the meantime, and we'll do what we can :)  
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  • lashy68
    lashy68 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you for both really useful and supportive comments. Much appreciated. 
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