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6 points on pip fof ocd

madox Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi everyone I'm not used to forums but just wanted some advise I got refused pip today scored 6 points pip assessor went against what what was rewarded by my assessment I have really bad OCD where I can't get dressed in a normal time It takes a long time to put a sock on or a pair of jeans well all clothing as I keeps taking it off then putting it back on scored 0 points
Eating food it could take a hour as keep tapping everything against what teeth I have left as they are falling out because of this  scored 0 points go 2 points for interaction with people I hate people if someone talks to me I have thoughts of hurting them as wants to be left alone I only go shopping as soon as places open so noone is about I don't socialize I don't talk to nobody apart from my wife and 2 people I work with I can't make friends I basically avoid everywhere i am waiting for appointment for autism and tourretes aswel do you think I should try an appeal

Thank you all 


  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,884 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @madox - & welcome to the community. May I ask if this is a PIP review as you say the assessor went against your award it seems?
    You can do a Mandatory Reconsideration where another decision maker will look at all you've submitted again; this is the first stage of appealing a decision. Did you get 6 points for the daily living component?
  • madox
    madox Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi chiarieds
    It's the first stage and I got 6 points for daily living I got 0 points for mobility even tho my mental health effects every thing I do and every part of my life 

    Thank you 
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  • madox
    madox Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you woodbine I think I should of scored minimum of 14 points for daily living as thought if it took twice as long to do a activity it takes longer then a normal person I'm not allowed in my kitchen as I've broken so many microwaves and can't stop turning gas or electric sockets on and off I always cut veg towards my hands and fingers what ever I drop on floor even a knife and it lands next to my foot I Gota keep doin things the same and can't move my foot  iv cut and hurt myself so many times by doin this sort of stuff now I'm not allowed in the kitchen as I'm a danger to myself surely this is more then 2 points what I got rewarded 

    Thank you 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,884 Disability Gamechanger
    I'd also suggest this link to look through which is more specific about mental health problems: https://www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org/en/welfare-benefits/pip-mental-health-guide/help-with-your-pip-claim/how-to-fill-in-the-pip-form/   altho it's about completing a PIP form, I believe it's still relevant.
    With your Mandatory Reconsideration, please put this in writing saying where you think you should have got points, & why.
    If you haven't done this with your claim form, then do give a couple of detailed examples as such as when did it happen, where, what exactly happened, did anyone see this, & were there any consequences to attempting/doing such an activity?

    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.

    You're getting there with saying you can't do do some activities safely, or it takes you so much longer than someone who doesn't suffer your disability, so try & give the detail which will show exactly how you're affected.

    With the mobilty component, again try to illustrate this with a couple of detailed examples.


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