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Journey so far

MrNobody23
MrNobody23 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 13 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Just a quick post to show my timeline so far, as I'm going through the process of PIP and have read every post, I know what timelines mean to people.

Applied for PIP on 26/09/23

How your disability affects you form arrived couple days later.

Filled in with the help of my carer, apparently I may not understand how it applies to me so help was needed and greatly received. Took a long time as I have obsessive and restrictive behaviors due to autism and get all kinds of negative when pulled away from them or my routine.

Before I sent it back I got the "we have not received your form" message but it arrived a few days later on Oct 25th 2023 and got a text from IAS same day. Also got the we're managing you case text

07th December
got my telephone assessment day for the 22nd.

22nd Dec 2023
Got a call from a chap at 09:00. 
Questions such as do I have a dog?
Do I feed and walk him?
Do I drive? 

I have a carer but was told not to refer to her as my carer as a carer is somebody who gets paid.

Some of my answers forced out of me even if I didn't have one. Like when was last time I cooked which was way back but my ability to cook was based on this one time months back.
Answers to some questions regarding restrictions to bathing and being around people I face due to autism was framed.
What I mean by this was I was asked if I have any physical disabilities that stop me from showering and bathing, I replied I have no injuries stopping me from washing and bathing if that's what you mean. What he did was not allow me to answer in the capacity which applies to me, and that was the mental restriction. 

Anyway text on the 9th Jan 2024 to say my report had been received (delay due to audit).
Requested a copy and it came today 13thJan 2024

After using scopes PIP converter thingy I am due 10 points motability due to my inability to plan and do unfamiliar routes.


4 points for social reasons on daily living.

I do feel I should have scored way more so MR is the next step once the decision has been made and I can request a statement of answers.

I have read so much on here that I am not emotionally affected by it because my pain is shared amongst your community, it is common to not get the points you feel you deserve due the nature of your disability. I know I have no right to any particular points but 4 on daily living is a no no.
I expected this which took the sharpness from the report, I understand they may award more or less points but are likely to go with the report.

I find my fight coming from the road paved before me from you guys so thank you for every brick, every hardship you endured and shared so others have a better understanding and chance to fight back. 



Comments

  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,285 Scope online community team
    edited January 13
    Hi @MrNobody23, welcome to the Scope community! :) I'm sorry to hear about what you scored in your assessment. I'm glad this community prepared you for it, I know so many who have been disheartened enough to just give up. I did the same back in 2018.  

    Good luck with your MR, and if needed, with your tribunal. Remember, MR success is fairly low, but tribunal success rates are much higher! 

    Also, thank you for your timeline. Timelines are always so helpful for others who are about to go through the process, I know you said in your post you know how much it can mean to people. I just wanted to say I always appreciate it when people detail them, and to personally thank you for doing so.
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,280 Disability Gamechanger
    Good of you to share your experiences @MrNobody23 and a warm welcome to scope, with your MR you need to point out where you didn't score points but think you should have and why giving real life examples as well.
    Good luck and let us know how you get on
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  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 11,133 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s a warm welcome from me @MrNobody23

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