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Turned down 11 times for PIP

Alexabdra1970Alexabdra1970 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 2018 in Welcomes and introductions
I recantly whent gor a assesment as i have ciatica asthma astio atherites in the legs and my eye site is deteriating went for pip got turned down and i wish to appeil as they have turned me down 11 times so far i dont work got sacked from my work due to ciaticka no income now seeing if my self and partner are entiteld to benifits as hes been in a rta he cant work ithere he has a  broken and fractured toes to


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,007 Disability Gamechanger

    Multiple claims are not the way forward. That goes massively against you. Take your last claim and, if the decision was within the past month, ask for a mandatory reconsideration. If you're outside the month you can ask for a late MR up to 13 months after the decision. If you've done this then you're at the appeal stage and the same two time limits apply.

    Forget about the specific medical conditions you have and focus on their consequences. It's the impact on your daily living and mobility and the specific descriptors which matters and not the name or number of conditions. So, have you self- assessed and decided how many points you think you ought to qualify for and why? That should be your first step.

    After that, get face to face advice from a welfare rights adviser and see if they agree with your self-assessment. If they don't and think it should be less then understanding why will help you. If they do then you start to look at what evidence you have to support your points assertions. Up to date medical evidence is useful but if your diagnosis and prognosis are not disputed then it's of limited use. What really matters are your own recent examples of how your conditions impact your daily living needs and mobility. So, for example, what does your eye sight cause you to do slower or not at all?

  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Alexabdra1970, and welcome to the community! To add to the above, you can find specific advice on appealing a DWP decision on Scope's website. Do keep us updated and come back to us if you have any queries!
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