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Hi, my name is 1414!

1414 Member Posts: 2 Listener
I would like to discuss how unfair it is when u strugle and they cut ur benefit


  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,217 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello 1414 and welcome

    Can you tell us a little more ?
    Have you had your benefit cut ?
    Which benefit ?
    have you challenged the decision ?

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • 1414
    1414 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Yes I've challenged this I took someone with me and he knows me and he didn't speak on my behalf DLA had it stopped its changed to pip and didn't get that sdo trying to appeals if I can asgain who do I contact cab were meant to be helping but I've heard nothing back BIM on JSA now as was on ESA after recent bereavement but the notes were not getting to the department in time so felt pressured into did benefit 
  • felix
    felix Member Posts: 27 Connected
    Hi 1414, I'm sure there must be a thread for benefit problems that may have some ideas and help on it? (I'm new so not looked yet!)

    Hope you can get some good advice xx
    felix xx
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,217 Disability Gamechanger
    The first stage to challenge a PIP decision is to ask for a Mandatory Reconsideration
    Have you asked for a copy of the assessment report ?

    It is important to understand the points system, desciptors and criteria for an award. A good place to start is the B&W self tesat


    There is lots of good info on this site about the appeal process. please have a look round and come back with any questions


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


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