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Hi, my name is pendlebeauty! Husband scored 0 points, can someone help us please?

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pendlebeauty
pendlebeauty Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 26 in PIP, DLA, and AA

hello my first time here I have just joined. Wanted to talk to someone, my husband has seizures and diagnosed with epilepsy , due to brain damage caused by multiple brain haemorrhages, he also has severe arthritis in both knees and spine and high blood pressure and other health issues,applied for PIP had a phone assessment and requested the assessors report and he has scored zero points. He cannot safely cook or wash himself because he can have seizures at any time, he cannot walk more than 40 metres, cannot dress his lower half etc and other things, can someone help us Please

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,552 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hey there @pendlebeauty and welcome to the community. :)

    Unfortunately yours is a tale we hear all too often. The DWP don't like it unless forms are filled in in a very specific way, so being given 0 points is very common. The good news is you can ask for a Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) and if that is denied, you can go to a tribunal, which usually has a positive outcome. You need to show how your husbands disability affects each of the descriptors, with real world examples and consequences. Also if your husband cant do something safely, in a reasonable time (x2 normal time) or repeatedly, then they are classed as being unable to do that descriptor. Hope this helps a bit!

    Albus (he/him)

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  • Cantilip
    Cantilip Community member Posts: 217 Pioneering
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    Yes, it's another appalling piece of nonsense from the DWP. Hang on in there, pendlebeauty.

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