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Hi, my name is graeme_soton!

graeme_soton Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I also have talipes in my right foot,
I applied for pip but they haven't awarded me it. I wrote down that the doctor said I also had sciatica in my right leg as well and I have laxed joints in my shoulders as well. 

I received my letter today and on the points scale they put 0 on everything.
I can't walk that far without my ankle starting to hurt and my leg. I'm only a school run driver and drive for only 2hrs in the morning and afternoon and that even hurts my leg and ankle.
I'm going to appeal against their decision. Is there anything you guys think that I should write in the letter?


  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
    Hi @graeme_soton and welcome to the community. :)

    It sounds like appealing is the right thing to do in this situation. You're doing the correct thing by asking for a mandatory reconsideration in writing and not by phoning them. 

    The assessors only look for how your disabilities affect each descriptor, so if you're able to write down real world example of how things affect each descriptor, that'll certainly help. 
    Unfortunately letters from GPs etc tend not to help the assessors tick the right boxes, so it's up to you to show these things.  I hope that makes sense? 
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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