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Disabled and 0 points

Shitheads1
Shitheads1 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Iv had my assessment and received the letter 2 days ago and they gave me 0 points on everything when I'm physically disabled even when I was bedbound for 2 years not able to walk I still got 0 points my life is so difficult iv not been able to pay my bills for the last 2 years to be honest the only solution for me is looking like I might have to take my own life any advice would be appreciated 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,186 Disability Gamechanger
    If you're having those thoughts then please text Shout to 85258. https://giveusashout.org/

    If this isn't the first time you've applied did you challenge the previous decision? If not is there any reasons why? To constantly reapply using the same evidence could see constant refusals. It's always better to challenge the decision by first requesting the Mandatory Reconsideration. (MR)

    Being disabled doesn't automatically entitle you to score enough points needed for an award. You have to satisify the descriptors to be able to score enough of points. The only ones that are automatically entitled to PIP are those with life expectancy of 12 months or less.

    For the MR i'd advise you to put this in writing, please do not ring to request it. You need to state where and why you think you should have scored those points. 

    When you filled out the form if you didn't give a couple of real world incidents of exactly what happened the last time you attempted each descriptor that applies to you, then you should do that now. Include detailed information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were.

    There's a form you can download and print off online here. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/challenge-a-decision-made-by-the-department-for-work-and-pensions-dwp or you can just write a letter.

    You also mention not being able to pay your bills. Please can i check that you're claiming all the benefits you're entitled to?



    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.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,313 Scope online community team
    Hey @Shitheads1, I'll be sending you an email so just look out for it! 

    I've also, for the second time, received 0 points. The first time I was housebound and in such a bad mental place at the time that I gave up. This time I'm determined, tribunals have a great success rate and I'll see it through. I hope you will too.

    I'll be sending that email shortly!
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  • Shitheads1
    Shitheads1 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi everyone thanks for the reply's I'm challenging the decision iv printed off the form to make a mr after my accident I lost my job my home and everything I own so I wasn't able to to join another doctor so I think this might be something to do with it I used to get lots of support from my sister but she's moved away and now I'm not able to get by no more just to clarify I'm not having suicidal thoughts it's just my health and physical ability is declining very fast and iv had a lot of bad anxiety from this experience but if everything else it's nice to no I have that as a last resort thanks everyone 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,186 Disability Gamechanger
    Not being registered with a GP won’t make a difference to any possible PIP entitlement. A GP will very rarely know exactly how your conditions affect you anyway because they won’t see how you manage any of the PIP descriptors. 
    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.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,287 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry to hear that and how bad you feel I can only suggest you pick up the phone and call the Samaritans they will listen to you, however if you feel you are in immediate danger then call 999

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,313 Scope online community team
    Have you started registering with a GP @Shitheads1 ? I'm just thinking about the support you currently have. You say your sister has had to move, have you checked to see if there are any local advisors who can help?

    Also, you say you lost your home, I just want to check how stable your current living situation is?

    Sorry if these questions are a lot. I'm just trying to get a full picture to see what support we can get, or signpost, to you. I know you came here asking for PIP so if these questions are too much just let me know.
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  • Shitheads1
    Shitheads1 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Yeah I joined last Friday and it's basically financial help I need as I can't afford to live anymore and just to mention about the doctors wouldn't they be able to share my details with the hospital on my records or would pip be able to look at my medical records without a doctor 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,313 Scope online community team
    The DWP can request your doctor fill out forms but often they do not actually bother to contact your GP. If you want to give them your medical records you will likely need to request them from a GP or the hospital itself.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,186 Disability Gamechanger
    It's your responsibility to prove you qualify for PIP and not their's. Please do not expect them to contact anyone because this rarely happens.

    Before considering sending medical records then i'd advise you to have a look through them because some things may not be relevant. It's pointless sending something if it's not relevant. Your real world examples are the best evidence to send.
    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.
  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 886 Pioneering

    Hi,

    Hospitals don't necessarily have your full GP records wherever you are registered.

    PIP assessors are not doctors so can't access your medical records, no.

    Local councils can arrange an emergency food parcel and for regular deliveries via a community kitchen or food bank depending on where you live - I hope this is available near you.
     

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