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tranch88
tranch88 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
I recently had a telephone reassessment and just found at that I've been moved down to the standard daily living component from the enhanced. Which makes no sense as my issues are worse than they've ever been. 

Anyway, I've found a few inaccuracies and contradictions in the report which I need to point out and also, a piece of medical evidence that should've helped make up that one point I needed has seemingly been disregarded. I swear they do this on purpose! I'm aware that they'll probably reject my MR but it's a lot of money that I can't just do nothing it! 

Should they ignore it and stick to the assessors report as is most likely, my question is do I have to take it to tribunal? Or can I just accept what's being awarded currently? 

I'm gonna struggle losing out on £180+ per month and im also not sure I can stomach another 18 months of struggling to wait for a tribunal like I have done in the past. And what happens to my claim whilst the MR is ongoing? 

Meh, is it even worth putting the MR in?? 
Any advice is greatly appreciated. 

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  • nasturtium
    nasturtium Community member Posts: 376 Pioneering
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    Hello tranch88
    By what I have read this is a descision following a PIP review and not a new claim? Or is it a new claim following a tribunal descision?
    If you PIP award has been reduced after a review then the descision make needs to give a detailed alid reason why your award has been reduced and what has improved in your condition to warrant a reduction in your award.
    It would be strongly advised to write a detailed MR letter (do not phone to do a MR) and explain the inaccuracies but more importantly explain that your condition has not improved, give detailed examples of what happens when you complete each activity according to the descriptors etc. Treat it like a new claim.
    Also I would add to your MR letter requesting the descision maker to explain in detail how your condition has improved to warrant a reduced award.
    If the award is still the same after MR then the detailed letter you wrote will be used as part of your evidence when you appeal and there will be a much greater chance of having your award reinstated at appeal or before your appeal if the DWP decide to make you an offer.
    I wrote a detailed reply on this that might be of assistance. It can be found here https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/comment/680205/#Comment_680205
    Hope that helps
    Nasturtium
    How to challenge a PIP award that has been reduced at Review https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/comment/696285#Comment_696285
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