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Has anyone any advice with pip?

jarman87jarman87 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Has anyone any advice with pip? My husband was on dla had to apply for pip. Is in the support group for esa until 2019 review. He had low mobility standard care on dla. He was eligile for carer allowance which I recieve. I filled in  the forms at length describing all the care I do on the affects of his disability. He had a face to face assesment. He' been granted enhanced mobility and no care... he got 6 points needing a minimum of 8. So in one respect it is positive.  But as I don't drive and he can't. The daily living is more important as his epilepsy is brittle and he also suffers with depression.  The criteria suggests that he got pip mobility needing help to go on journey etc. Points suggest he needs supervising in the bath and cooking. Suggestions of good communication was not correct as memory was said to be good and it didn' say about needing prompting. How should I proceed as they acknowledged he had 4/ 5 tonic clonic fits a month but did not mention the nocturnal ones which affect him more than 50% of the week. My husband would love to go to work in reality but years of seizures and complex depression means he is a shell of himself.  Has anyone advice please? 

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  • GeoarkGeoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,375 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @jarman87 and welcome to the community.

    You  can use a PIP calculator to check what he should be entitled to, but the assessor may not see it the same way. If you disagree with some of the points given you can request a mandatory reconsideration, but please be aware that this is often a rubber stamping exercise as they often conclude the original award was correct. At this point you can consider whether or not you want to go to appeal.

    It is also important to remember that a person needs to be able to meet the requirement safely.  For example your husband may be able to cook for himself but what if he has a fit, would this for example cause a risk of fire. I know with friends with epilepsy that fits are often followed by a period of confusion. 

    If there is additional medical information this should be provided, but the main focus on at MR and appeal should be focussed on how he meets the criteria you feel he should have. 

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