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Hi, my name is jaxs666! PIP Query

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jaxs666
jaxs666 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
edited June 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi all I’ve been reading loads of posts about pip and how it all works to be honest it’s kept me sane and helped me get through my claim,I just called as I hadn’t heard anything apart from we haven’t made a decision and the woman told me I hadn’t been awarded pip does anyone know what I do now thanks

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  • Daisydukes
    Daisydukes Community member Posts: 16 Connected
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    Hi Jaxs - How soon after the text did you call? And the advisor told you that you weren’t awarded? 
  • jaxs666
    jaxs666 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Hi two weeks was the last information I had from them so I called today and she said it wasn’t awarded 
  • jaxs666
    jaxs666 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    It’s made me very depressed to say the least as it has all been so stressful 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2023
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    Hello @jaxs666

    Welcome to the community! :) 

    I'm so sorry you didn't get the award. You can apply to Mandatory Reconsideration, which will make them look at your claim again. 

    I know it can be very stressful, we have many members in the community who have expressed the same. Can I ask, do you have support around you? 
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  • jaxs666
    jaxs666 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    hi no I don’t have any support around just my teenage daughters who help me do everything I need help with so the forum is a god send 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm so glad the community has become a helpful place for you :)
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  • jaxs666
    jaxs666 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Thank you  I appreciate it so much
  • DAZZWER2000
    DAZZWER2000 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
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    Hi sorry to hear this , why did the refuse you ? I had my video assessment on 30th may and havnt heard anything.  Cheers
  • Daisydukes
    Daisydukes Community member Posts: 16 Connected
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    Hey Jaxs - don’t give up hope. I’m not holding my breath for my award, however I will appeal it. I hope you have a better week ahead. 
  • jaxs666
    jaxs666 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Hi I’m waiting for the letter as the lady on the phone just told me I hadn’t been awarded and i will do the next steps as I really need the help I don’t leave me home due to my health and anxiety last time I was out was the 16th of April whet I was admitted to hospital but seems it doesn’t count I really appreciate all the communication and advice on here so thank you all
  • jaxs666
    jaxs666 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    I hope all goes well with your claims sending positive thoughts for all
  • jaxs666
    jaxs666 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Hi all i hope everyone now doing well I received the decision letter and the gave me 6 points for daily living and 4 for mobility they said I can plan and make a journey unaided ,while I can plan a journey I can’t do it unaided and as I’ve explained to them I don’t leave my house unless it’s totally necessary due to anxiety and health does anyone have any advice for the reconsideration please,also even though my daughter washes my hair hair and helps me with incontince needs they awarded zero for that .thanks for your help and hope you all have a good day
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @jaxs666 I'm sorry to hear that initial decision didn't go your way, it can be very disheartening.

    Try not to lose hope though. If you feel that your conditions do meet the points threshold for getting a PIP award (you need to score 8 points minimum in either the mobility or daily living components to receive the standard rate) and have sufficient emotional and practical support available, then please do consider a mandatory reconsideration (MR). You have a month from the date of the decision to ask for an MR. But this can be extended to 13-months if there are reasons to delay this.

    Perhaps also look into getting independent welfare advice local to where you live via Advice Local and in the meantime, concentrate on the activities where you believe you should have scored more points to either i) highlight errors with the way the DWP applied the points-based disability test or ii) provide further supporting evidence to satisfy these from either personal anecdotes or accounts from support workers, friends or family.

    We wish you all the best. Please let us know how you get on and good luck. 
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  • jaxs666
    jaxs666 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Thanks for your advice I appreciate it
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