Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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xxspencer75
xxspencer75 Community member Posts: 23 Connected
Can anyone help plz I recorded my renewal over the phone so glad I did they dropped me down to low daily living when I had low daily and low motorbility but during phone call I told them things have changed in my condition they lied in there report which is why I recorded the call told the reconsideration about it and the recording going to look at it again with the evidence they should of looked at in the first place and not old evidence from years ago I'm hoping they change it but can see myself at the tribunal again but they've not even asked for a copy of the recording I've also requested the assessors report is there anything else I can do.thank you 

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,158 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @xxspencer75 - I'm so sorry you're having a bad time of it with your PIP review.
    My understanding is that a recording can be helpful for your personal use, but I don't believe either the DWP (or a Tribunal either) have the time or equipment to use it.
    I'm sure you know by now that there are often 'inaccuracies' in assessments unfortunately, & we have to remember that the assessors are not their to write down everything we say word for word, but rather form an opinion. That's not to say that their opinions are always right!
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like you rang up to ask for a Mandatory Reconsideration, is that right?
  • xxspencer75
    xxspencer75 Community member Posts: 23 Connected
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    Yeah I rang for a mandatory reconsideration he did say he'll take what I said into consideration but I always end up at a tribunal it's such a ball ache and so stressful I really appreciate your reply thank you kindly 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,158 Disability Gamechanger
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    No problem, & thank you for your kind words. I asked because actually it's better to put your Mandatory Reconsideration in writing. If you only did this recently, then there may be time to add more with a letter, & hopefully avoid another tribunal! You should say exactly where you think you should have got points, & why.
    It's helpful to illustrate this by writing about one or 2 recent, detailed examples for each applicable descriptor, i.e. when did it happen, where, what happened, did anyone see this, & were there any consequences to attempting/doing an activity (such as pain, fatigue or becoming short of breath, for example)?
    It's also important to say if you can't do an activity 'reliably,' i.e. safely, to an acceptable standard, repeat as often as one would reasonably expect, or if it takes you much longer than someone without a disability.

  • xxspencer75
    xxspencer75 Community member Posts: 23 Connected
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    I've told them that I've two ppl getting in touch one being a occupational therapist and my cardio nurse I mean I've got heart and lung failure p.t.s.d depression sciatica type 2 diabetes hiatus hernia carpool tunnel in my right wrist they've had all the evidence but they've chosen to go of my last medical evidence where the heart and lung failure started this year before my renewal.
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