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Pip has been reduced

Dianaf Community member Posts: 9 Listener
Hi everyone just had my pip reviewed after 3 years. The assessor basically lied about alot of things. The pip has been reduced on the daily living component. My condition has deteriorated over the past 3 years and I need more help than before yet the pip was cut. Saying I cook for myself when I said I can't and that I need no help with dressing when I told her I have help everyday from a carer. I am so upset it's been cut. I am afraid to appeal because I have been told I could end up with nothing at all. Any advice? 


  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    Hello @Dianaf and thanks for reaching out, I'm sorry to hear this. Can I ask if you've had the final decision letter for your PIP yet?

    Remember the report from the assessor is only a recommendation, as the decision maker will also look at your review form and any other evidence you've sent in. 

    If the letter has come through and your PIP has been reduced and you feel you can challenge this decision, you are entitled to appeal it. It is true that there's no guarantee how the appeal will go, so your award could go down, stay the same, or increase.

    With the right advice and support there's no reason you shouldn't appeal, as this will give you the best chance of receiving the award you feel you're entitled to. A good place to look for an adviser is Advice Local, or you can always contact the Scope Helpline.

    If we can help with anything else, please ask :) 
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  • needempathy
    needempathy Community member Posts: 16 Listener
    Same happened to me but I have very strong medical letters stating my mobility is very limited and I have numbness and get a lot of help yet still reduced I think there’s something really wrong in the system to now be causing me more stress on top of my anxiety and physical pain . I’m under a chronic pain team I don’t understand it 


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