Hi, my name is lashes2024! Always awarded 10 points since 2016, now given 0?

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lashes2024
lashes2024 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited April 12 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I am registered blind and have been since 2003. I had a face to face with atos healthcare in 2016 and was awarded 10 points for daily living and 12 for mobility.

i received a letter in November 2023 saying that my entitlement has not changed out of the blue.

My family support has recently checked my points score and I was given 0 points at all for managing treatments and 0 points for eating and drinking in 2016 and my forms cleanly state I need support aids in these questions.

In my PIP forms which where completed by RAISE it clearly stated that I have to rely on blisters packs for medication and aids for eating and drinking I.e orange bumpon dots. Special cultery and one cup kettle also a plate guard etc.      

I have always scored 10 out of 12 for daily living since 2016.  On the other remaining questions.

I have never asked for a review personally as in 2016 I was told that I would be contacted in 10 years.

AM I right in thinking that I should have least scored the minimum points on managing treatments and also eating and drinking. As with my condition which is a degenerative disease.

Which then obviously means I should have been awarded the enhanced daily living as I have been receiving enhanced mobility since at least 2016 as I am unable to follow a familiar journey without support or aids.


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,297 Championing
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    You won't be able to do anything about the decision that was made in 2016.

    First thing you need to do is find out why you received the letter in Nov 2023. If the decision made in 2016 was a 10 year award then I wouldn't have expected them to contact you at that stage. Though they can review you at anytime it's very rare they do that. You will need to ring PIP an ask them. 
  • lashes2024
    lashes2024 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Much appreciated I have also just noticed that I received 2 points for needing to be prompted to engage with other people 

    is that to do with the recent changes in the law and will that qualify me for the extra 2 points 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,741 Championing
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    Heya @lashes2024 and welcome to the community. 

    I can see Poppy is already helping you out here, but I just wanted to stop in and say a quick hi. :)
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,297 Championing
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    Much appreciated I have also just noticed that I received 2 points for needing to be prompted to engage with other people 

    is that to do with the recent changes in the law and will that qualify me for the extra 2 points 
    That will depend on when exactly the decision was made in 2016. The law changed from 6th April 2016 so if the decision on that claim was made before that then they won't review your claim. Or if that decision was made by a Tribunal. See link.https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-changes/social-support-changes-to-pip-law-from-6-april-2016
  • lashes2024
    lashes2024 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi again lovelies most letters say 28th September 2016 and 2 say 28th November 2016. I am really confused and I’m anxious about contacting the Dwp at all. In my letter from. 

    I am unable to read my mail.