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PIP changed to standard living - why are we treated so poorly?

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paraman66
paraman66 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited January 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I have just received my P.I.P allowance and to say the least it is an insult and a disgrace. I was on the highest rates for mobility and care with D.L.A and now according to the powers that be I am allowed £55.65 per week total. Which means I won't be able to tax my car and my food bill cannot come to more than £25 pw. Why are we treated so poorly and with no consideration at all.

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  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @paraman66

    Good Morning & Welcome!!!

    I’m very very sorry to hear about your current situation.

    Have you questioned the decision????

    I have posted some info below for you.
    https://search.scope.org.uk/s/redirect?collection=scope-meta&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.scope.org.uk%2Fsupport%2Fdisabled-people%2Fbenefits%2Fpip&index_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.scope.org.uk%2Fsupport%2Fdisabled-people%2Fbenefits%2Fpip&auth=OdCmUepX8Eu01lD6Q10Fhg&profile=_default&rank=1&query=Pip

    Please please let me know if I can help you further????

  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    hello paraman and welcome

    Have you asked for a copyof the assessment report ?
    Have you asked for an MR ?

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • PjDay
    PjDay Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    What was your NHS paper trail like?

    For example:

    • How much social care evidence did you supply?

    • Are your carers registered with your GP?

    • Have you had help from Adult Social Care - Personal Budgets?

    • Do you have a Care Plan via your Specialist Nurse or GP?

    • Did your informal or paid carers supply signed statements on how they help you with washing, dressing, cooking driving, pushing you in a wheelchair etc.,?

    • Did your GP supply a letter of support for PIP? [mine cost £13]

    • Any letters/reports from your OT, physio or NHS Wheelchair Services, or Community Rehab Team??

    • Do you have a history of falls documented?

    • Do you have rails, ramps, and a bath lift at home?

    • Incontinence Advisors assessment reports, pads delivered etc.,.?

    • Do have a list of aids, walking sticks, rollator, zimmer, bathlift, rise and recline chair etc.,.?

    This is what the PIP assessor wants to see to tick those PIP boxes for your social care needs analysis.


  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @paraman66
    Welcome to the community :)
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
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