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Pip given me wrong points

zzsazzsa Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi everyone, I’ve just received my pip award letter stating that I have higher rates for both components, the only problem is that they’ve given me 2 points for mananging toilet needs when I have never said that I have any problems on the toilet. I’m not sure if this was Just by error on the letter or if they’ve noted it down wrong when calculating because the thing I was suppose to receive points for I was scored 0. I have called to request my assessment report because I want to check what points the assessor has given me. I have not been paid yet and won’t be till next month so I do t think I am doing anything wrong? Will I get in trouble for not telling them straight away? I think that if I just phone and tell them they’ll cut the points off without looking through it. Any advice?

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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @zzsa, and welcome to the community! I've moved this post into our Talk about PIP/DLA category.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi zzsa and welcome

    You have done the right thing requesting the report.
    Did you just score the bare 12 points DL ?

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • zzsazzsa Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi zzsa and welcome

    You have done the right thing requesting the report.
    Did you just score the bare 12 points DL ?

    CR
    I got 12 on the mobility part and 13 on the care.. but if they take them 2 points away I will be on the lower rate. I should have been given a point for managing medication which would leave me with 12 points anyway but she’s given me 0 for that, not sure why. I double checked my copy of the form in case I had ticked it wrong but I did tick no for toilet needs.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Sometimes assessors do use a bit of common sense.
    You have score three points for needing assistance to get in and out of a bath or shower. Depending on why you need this help, if you have a balance issue for example, it can be linked to needing ( but not getting ) assistance with toilet needs. This could be as simple as a grab rail or raised seat even if you don't have one.

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • zzsazzsa Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Sometimes assessors do use a bit of common sense.
    You have score three points for needing assistance to get in and out of a bath or shower. Depending on why you need this help, if you have a balance issue for example, it can be linked to needing ( but not getting ) assistance with toilet needs. This could be as simple as a grab rail or raised seat even if you don't have one.

    CR
    Oh okay, maybe I’m stressing for no reason then, because I use aids in the shower and did get three points for that maybe that’s why she done it as would be useful in the toilet. Thank you for your reply 
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