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Please help after PIP appeal decision

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yaffa
yaffa Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited July 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi all,

Just had decision notice of appeal which was standard daily living and standard mobility. Since submitting my appeal earlier this year the council have agreed to pay for a PA to cook my meals for me because I cannot do it. The appeal awarded me only 2 points currently for the preparing and cooking activity (Can cook using an aid) Would you say I am now entitled to more points here? 

If so how do I go about getting that changed?

I really appreciate any advice

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,159 Disability Gamechanger
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    No, this doesn’t automatically entitle you to more points for a higher award. 

    You can’t just appeal a Tribunal decision because you disagree. They would have only been able to take into consideration what your conditions were like on the day of your assessment. They would not have been able to take into consideration any worsening of condition. 

    If you reported changes to PIP you will be sent more forms to fill in and return with all your evidence. Another assessment is most likely as most people have them. 

    Once a decision is made your award could either stay the same, be increased, decreased or stop completely. Then the process starts all over again. 

    You should never report changes unless you fully understand the descriptors and what they mean or you get some expert advice from an agency near you. 


    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.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    I would just like to add a warm welcome @yaffa. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything else we can do to support you  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
  • yaffa
    yaffa Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Really appreciate your help guys thank you xx
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