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PIP - Query’s

Harshworld88
Harshworld88 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Greetings all,

hope you are all well and can assist me in a few query’s that I have regarding my recent PIP process! I applied for it back in November and found out yesterday I got awarded 9 points in daily & 10 in mobility which I’m ofcourse very pleased with and grateful to obtain!

I have a few query’s I will list below if anyone could be of assistance and give me a few wise words/insight into:

1. When attempting a MR, what is the best way to approach it? I’m considering a copy of each critera I disagree with on each and provide statements and 2 valid examples which encourages why I believe that point should have been awarded instead of the obtained one?

2.On the report it states although some stuff has been considered, it wasn’t awarded because of “specialist support” isn’t met/provided, but am I right in thinking that it shouldn’t effect either way because it’s how the criteria effects my daily living?

as I’m only 2 points off the mobility for enhanced and 3 points off enhanced for daily would it be sensible to push for the MR?

3. Mobility I was awarded the 10 pointer on journeys for OPD but I personally wanted to aim for the 12 due to me having assistance each time I do go out and risks I carry if I do not?

many thanks all!

Comments

  • bobby123
    bobby123 Community member Posts: 180 Courageous
    Sorry but what's opd
  • Harshworld88
    Harshworld88 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    bobby123 said:
    Sorry but what's opd
    Overwhelming psychological distress
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,133 Disability Gamechanger
    bobby123 said:
    Sorry but what's opd
    overwhelming psychological distress


    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.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,133 Disability Gamechanger

    3. Mobility I was awarded the 10 pointer on journeys for OPD but I personally wanted to aim for the 12 due to me having assistance each time I do go out and risks I carry if I do not?

    many thanks all!

    Whether it's possible to score 12 points here will depend on how your conditions affect you. You can't aim for 12 if it's not possible to score that many points.

    May i ask where exactly you scored those points, was it activity 1E "can not undertake any journey"? If so how often are you able to go out please?
    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.
  • Harshworld88
    Harshworld88 Community member Posts: 5 Listener

    3. Mobility I was awarded the 10 pointer on journeys for OPD but I personally wanted to aim for the 12 due to me having assistance each time I do go out and risks I carry if I do not?

    many thanks all!

    Whether it's possible to score 12 points here will depend on how your conditions affect you. You can't aim for 12 if it's not possible to score that many points.

    May i ask where exactly you scored those points, was it activity 1E "can not undertake any journey"? If so how often are you able to go out please?
    Hey! Yes it was certainly 1E, I try to go out every 2 weeks but unable to unless I have accompanied by a family member, as I suffer with panic attacks and both anxiety disorders and ocd
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,133 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks, that's what i thought. For PIP what counts is the majority of the days. If you're unable to go out on the majority of the days.. at least 50% of the time then you will not score 12 points here. Unfortunately, every 2 weeks isn't the majority of the days, even if you still need someone with you.

    A claimant who satisfies 1E cannot also satisfy 1F. If they cannot undertake a single journey on the majority of days due to overwhelming psychological distress, then 1E will be the applicable descriptor, even if there are occasions when they could follow a familiar route, if accompanied.

    You really need to make 100% sure that it's possible to score more points needed for a higher award before you go any further. There's no point in doing so if you can't score anymore points.



    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.
  • Harshworld88
    Harshworld88 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks, that's what i thought. For PIP what counts is the majority of the days. If you're unable to go out on the majority of the days.. at least 50% of the time then you will not score 12 points here. Unfortunately, every 2 weeks isn't the majority of the days, even if you still need someone with you.

    A claimant who satisfies 1E cannot also satisfy 1F. If they cannot undertake a single journey on the majority of days due to overwhelming psychological distress, then 1E will be the applicable descriptor, even if there are occasions when they could follow a familiar route, if accompanied.

    You really need to make 100% sure that it's possible to score more points needed for a higher award before you go any further. There's no point in doing so if you can't score anymore points.



    Thank you, I appreciate the help greatly!
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,133 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. For the daily living part, have a read of the link i posted above and by doing this it may help you understand the descriptors a little more. You need at least 3 more points for Enhanced daily living but whether this is possible will depend on exactly how your conditions affect you and wherre exactly you scored those 9 points.
    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.
  • Harshworld88
    Harshworld88 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    You're welcome. For the daily living part, have a read of the link i posted above and by doing this it may help you understand the descriptors a little more. You need at least 3 more points for Enhanced daily living but whether this is possible will depend on exactly how your conditions affect you and wherre exactly you scored those 9 points.
    Perfect will do so, thank you for the insight and much appreciated on taking the time to read my query’s and answer me!

    Would you agree it’s a good idea to contest the fact of denials of points due to the lack of “specialist support”? As mainly I considered scoring points on the difficulties I face on a day to day basis
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,133 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. The answer to that question will depend on whether it's possible to either score points for that activity or whether it's possible to score more points. Difficult to advise here because i don't know anything about how your conditions affect you.
    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.

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