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Hi, my name is sueruth!

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sueruth
sueruth Community member Posts: 1 Listener
My husband went for an assessment at wakefield, the assessor was a paramedic, we got the reply back and nothing about his illness was in there, has anyone else had this too

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  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi@sueruth

    A very very big welcome to you this afternoon.

    It's great to have you onboard its great to meet you.

    I have pasted some info for you below.

    https://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/benefits/pip

    https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/talk-about-pip-dla

    I hope this is helpfull ?????
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi sueruth and welcome

    PIP is more about functionaliy rather than illness. It is about how your husbands illness affects the things he can do

    Alas your story is not uncommon, there are many tales of poor assessments on the forums but many good assessments are never heard of.

    You do not say what, if any award he received

    The first thing to do is request a copy of the assessment report
    Next, within a month of the date of the decision letter you should ask for a mandatory reconsideration. This is the first stage of the appeal process and has to be done before progressing to tribunal.

    It is important to understand the points system, descriptors and criteria for an award. A good place to start is the Self test on the B&W site

    http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.php

    There is lots of good info on here also.
    Please have a look round and come back with any questions

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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