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Text informing me they had received my report

Hayley12345
Hayley12345 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
edited January 4 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello,
I received a text message stating that they have received my report and it was with a decision maker and could take up to 8 weeks for a decision to be made. Since I have been diagnosed with grade 3 sacroiliitis where my spine has partially fused to my pelvis and will be receiving bio medication from the 10/01/2024 I rang up to let them know and the new medication. Will this delay the decision?

Thank you in advance

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,134 Disability Gamechanger
    It shouldn't because you haven't started taking the medication yet. Please note that if you're awarded PIP and you either have a change in medication or a new medication, this isn't something that needs to be reported. You need to be careful about what changes you report because they could send another form for you to fill in and return.

    Although you were advised up to 8 weeks, it can actually take up to 12 weeks after the report was returned.
    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.
  • Hayley12345
    Hayley12345 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
    Thank you Poppy received another text this morning saying they are yet to make a decision, i've never tried to claim before so just asking advice :)
  • Hayley12345
    Hayley12345 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hi @poppy123456 I have received my report back and although in the written report at the beginning they have stated I have assistance with dressing my lower half (my daughter supports me) they have scored this as needs a aid not assistance but have scored my highly on mobility can I just ask for MR on the standard daily living component or will they reassess the whole award? thanks in advance 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,134 Disability Gamechanger
    You need to wait for the decision to be made before you request the MR. The report, is not the decision, it's a recommendation only. Mostly they go with it but it has been known for them to go against it.

    Are you also aware that for dressing and undressing, using an aid or needing assisstance to dress the lower body both score the same points, which is 2. You can only score once for each descriptor so your overall score for daily living will not change, even if the descriptor changes. You can see the descriptors here. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/Migrated_Documents/adviceguide/pip-9-table-of-activities-descriptors-and-points.pdf

    To answer your question, if you request the MR for another reason then they will look at your whole award again. Mostly the MR decision doesn't change as only about 23% of them do in the claimants favour. However, it has been known for people to lose points at this stage but it's quite rare.

    How many points have been recommended for the daily living part?

    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.
  • Hayley12345
    Hayley12345 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
    I have been given 6 for the daily living and 12 for mobility thank you for your grid mine seems to be different, I will wait for the formal decision, I will also get my specialist to write a letter as they haven't previously to explain my issues i also ow need to attend the hospital every 2 weeks to have medication administered which wasn't the case when i did my original assessment :)
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,134 Disability Gamechanger
    The points system for PIP is called the descriptors. I'm not sure what you were using if it's different to the one i posted. All the ones i can think of are the same. 

    For the medication if you need either assisstance, supervision or prompting then it's 1 point. I'd advise you to have a read of this because it may help with a little more undertanding. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-assessment-guide-for-assessment-providers/pip-assessment-guide-part-2-the-assessment-criteria#daily-living-activities

    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.
  • Hayley12345
    Hayley12345 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
    Brilliant thank you :)
  • Hayley12345
    Hayley12345 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
    HI Guys just a quick update I was awarded enhanced mobility and nothing for daily living due to only gaining 6 points thanks for all your help!

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