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PIP DM's and Asseors report.

NasmamuNasmamu Member Posts: 45 Connected
Hi guys 
I have a question which has arisen due to seeing another post on this forum which is making me nervous. I had my pip assessment on 19th Sept asked for a copy of the report a few days after and recieved report a few days ago. You may see this in my previous post. Based on assessment recomendations it says they would award 13 points daily living and 12 points for Mobility so high on both. After reading many a post on numerous different forums ive always been under the impression that DM's normally side with the assessors and their reports so was hopeful of a correct award. But have seen a few posts recently where people say the assessors have scored them high at assessment but DM's gave then reduced the number of points or taken them away altogether. Im still awaiting the final decision and this information has now got me in a panic. How likely is it that the recommendations will be ignored? Is there any data on how often this happens?


  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    It is most unlikely that the DM will go against the recomendation of the HCP without very good reason or a technical muck up

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree with CockneyRebel, It's VERY rare for the DM to go against that report. Hopefully for you the decision won't be too much longer. In the meantime try and relax and yes i know how hard that is but there's nothing you can do until that decision's been made. Good luck.
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  • NasmamuNasmamu Member Posts: 45 Connected
    Thanks for the repy @CockneyRebel. I hope so!
  • NasmamuNasmamu Member Posts: 45 Connected
    Thank you @poppy123456 thats very reassuring 
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    Hello again. I'd be so surprised if the DM didn't go with the assessor on this one. If you think about it, what else have they got to go on? They've got the assessor's report, your PIP2, any evidence you sent in - and that's it. So everything they've got to go on should point to the higher award. 

    If it did go differently then you would have a really strong case for a mandatory reconsideration request as I don't see how the DM would be able to justify their decision.

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  • NasmamuNasmamu Member Posts: 45 Connected
    Thanks again @Will. i will do.
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