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PIP Assesment

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Ladorefalls
Ladorefalls Community member Posts: 10 Listener
Hello, I’ve recieved a copy of my pip assesment, it states restrictions under the “ justification for descriptor choice”, for 1a 2a 3a 4a 5a 6a 7a 8a 9a 10a, then goes on to say restrictions reported in activities 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,10. My issue is it has tick in all the top boxes saying I can do everything? The two don’t make sense? Does that mean I wouldn’t be awarded? Many thanks 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    Box A being ticked means zero points recommended so no award based on the assessors recommendations. 

    Where it says "restrictions reported" means this is what you or any extra evidence you sent says. The assessor seems to think differently and their reason for ticking that descriptor will be in the justification box. 

    Mostly they go with the report but it has been known for them to go against it. Once the decision is made if you're not happy you can challenge that decision by requesting the Mandatory Reconsideration, which is the first stage to appeal. 
    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.
  • Ladorefalls
    Ladorefalls Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Oh ok, so it means this time I won’t be awarded anything? I don’t understand as the write up says about my conditions and restrictions. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    I didn't say you won't be awarded, I can't predict that. Based on the recommendations in the report as there's no points recommended then it does indicate no award but only a decision maker can make that decision. 

    In the report part of it will include information you have given as well as information from any extra evidence you sent.

    The justification is the assessors opinion based on everything you wrote in the form, and extra evidence you sent and what you said during the assessment. 

    Is this a review of an existing claim, or a first time claim?
    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.
  • Ladorefalls
    Ladorefalls Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Hi it’s a first time claim, I sent numerous reports in from my psychologist and my medications and gp reports. I just think it’s weird there’s zero points when I’ve been out on a disability passport with work, and they have reports for my diagnosis. The assessor has written I managed my assessment fine, but I didn’t, I broke down twice, and he had to repeat himself numerous times as I didn’t understand what was being said. In the right up it says I can’t cope with unfamiliar journeys or managing directions in a unfamiliar place,
    But then it’s ticked a I can manage it? Which is contradicting the write up: I have ptsd, a complex panic disorder and anxiety. I find this whole process overwhelming x 
  • Ladorefalls
    Ladorefalls Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Sorry that was more me suggesting it’s unsuccessful as it does say online it’s highly unlikely the case manager goes against the health assessor 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Ladorefalls

    Welcome to the community! I am so sorry to read your copy of the PIP assessment says that. If you do need to appeal, Scope has an information page that I would encourage you to read. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need support <3 Still keeping my fingers crossed for the decision for you! 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    This is the problem when you request the report, it causes most people more anxiety. Yes, mostly they go with it but as I advised they do sometimes go against it. We've had members here recently where they went against it, resulting in good and bad outcomes. 

    All you can do now is wait for the decision and request the MR if you're not happy once it's made. Once you have the decision you can post back here and I'm sure someone will advise you further. 
    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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