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PIP lies

judith11judith11 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited November 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA

Only just discovered this group and already sure you are going to be invaluable. I was swapped from dla to pip earlier this year, having ben on low rate care and high rate mobility due to 4 different pain and muscle conditions leaving me practically unable to walk. I had received high rate mobility for several years and my health had significantly gone downhill since the last review due to acquiring thyroid tumours and chronic Atrial fibrillation amongst other issues. I was awarded high rate care and low rate mobility due basically tothe interviewer lying. She stated I could walk inside over 20 metres, when in fact I had my crutch one side, my daughter the other and had to stop 3 times. She stated I had no trouble getting in and out of a chair, when infact I was like a beached whale in a armless chair and she had to pull me out!! particularly angry at her lie that I had no issues with memory, when infact I was diagnosed with oxygen damage after 3 weeks on life support and only got 2 parts out of 3 right on memory test. I was shocked that for the 8 years prior to this I had been allowed high rate mobility and suddenly low rate. I asked for papers to be looked at again, same result. I was warmed they may take money off me if I asked for an appeal and couldn't risk losing even more, foolishly I now think. I read an article the other day that pip have been found to have been unfair allocating mobility levels and wondered if anyone knew wether it would be practical to ask them to reconsider my case? Tia

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Judith

    When did you receive your MR decision letter ?
    Normally, you have one month from the date of the letter to submit an appeal to tribunal, however a late application can be made up to 13 months with good reason.
    There is plenty of info on here about the appeal process.

    DLA and PIP use different criteria for awards, PIP is mainly about functionality rather than your condition.

    It is important to understand the points system, descriptors and the criteria for an award. a good place to start is the B&W self test

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

    While it is true that an appeal can reduce your current award, the judge should warn you in advance if they belive this may be the case, giving you the option to withdraw.

    The mobility component requires that you can complete the activity, Safely, reliably, to an acceptable standard and in a timely manner and do so on the majority of days. You are also required to be able to stand and then move, so if standing is an issue for you then this should also be mentioned

    Please have a look around and come back with any questions

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