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fadumo12
fadumo12 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
I am type 1 diabetic, I take insulin 5 times a day my sugar is always very low or very high and this affects my daily activities differently. I have applied for PiP and get refused today  i am totally get the health assessor gave me 0 points for everything and I ignored all the information I said or provided to them. Can anyone advise me on this pls I am so disappointed is like telling someone all your pain and problems and they completely ignore you. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,271 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP is not awarded based on any diagnosis. Whether there's any entitlement will totally depend on how your conditions affect you. 

    You can challenge the decision by requesting the Mandatory Reconsideration. (MR) You have 1 month from the date of the decision to request this. You should put the request in writing, please do not ring to request it. Stating where and why you think you should have scored those points. 

    I'd also advise you to get some expert advice to check it's possible to score enough of points needed for an award before you go any further. This link will help you find an advice agency local to you.welfare-benefits
    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.
  • fadumo12
    fadumo12 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you so much for your advice, I will get expert help before I sent my manadatary reconsideration. I know pip awards depends on how the condition affects you but i have explained to them how bad it affects my daily life but it just seems they did not take any notice of what I have told them. I even send them my daily sensory to show them how many lows and high sugar during the day. It is so hard telling someone and they just say what ever they assume. 
    Thank you once again.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,271 Disability Gamechanger
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    The daily sensory that you sent them isn't really the best evidence if I'm honest because they doesn't tell them 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.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,214 Scope online community team
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    Heya @fadumo12 and welcome to the community. :)

    I can see Poppy is already helping you and I'm sorry to hear you were denied PIP, but I wanted to stop in and say hello. 
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • Cressida
    Cressida Community member Posts: 1,018 Pioneering
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    @fadumo12 do you have a diabetic nurse at your local GP surgery? A lot of surgeries do nowadays and they may be able to help you manage your diabetes a little better and stabilise your condition. 

  • fadumo12
    fadumo12 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Cressida said:
    @fadumo12 do you have a diabetic nurse at your local GP surgery? A lot of surgeries do nowadays and they may be able to help you manage your diabetes a little better and stabilise your condition. 

    Yes I do, I am with the local hospital and I also consult but my sugar level is all over the place too many hippos, like 4 or 5 in just day time and about 2 or 3 at night time. I am not sure why is like this to be honest.

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