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Contradictions in PIP report

BuddhaladyBuddhalady Member Posts: 14 Connected
edited March 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi everyone im new to this group. Ive just lodged an appeal for pip for mt 16 year old daughter who has M. E, ive just received all tbe copies of reports fro. Dwp ive just found conflicting reports. On the assessors report it sayscshe msinly has bad days which she told her  herself, but on the medical history conclusion at tbe bottom it says she mainly has good days. Tbey have repeated this goid days several times and not put what tbe assessor has put about bad days. It looks asvif tbey have.made a mistake and contradicted what tbey put in their own  report. Has anyone else experienced this.? 

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  • BuddhaladyBuddhalady Member Posts: 14 Connected
    Hi everyone im new to this group. Ive just lodged an appeal for pip for mt 16 year old daughter who has M. E, ive just received all tbe copies of reports fro. Dwp ive just found conflicting reports. On the assessors report it sayscshe msinly has bad days which she told her  herself, but on the medical history conclusion at tbe bottom it says she mainly has good days. Tbey have repeated this goid days several times and not put what tbe assessor has put about bad days. It looks asvif tbey have.made a mistake and contradicted what tbey put in their own  report. Has anyone else experienced this.? 
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @Buddhalady and welcome to the community. We're very glad to have you with us.
    Conflicting reports? No, they're not so very unusual I'm afraid. We have many, many posts from people about similar problems, so you are far from alone.
    I am not one of the benefits specialists on here, but there are some who will be in touch with you in due course. Please bear with us.
    In the meanwhile, you are in a safe place here and among friends. If there is any way in which you think we might be able to offer you advice or support, please don't hesitate to tell us about it.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
    Riichard
  • BuddhaladyBuddhalady Member Posts: 14 Connected
    Hi Richard thankyou so mych for your thoughtful reply, sometimes U feel like a cluedo detective wading through all tbe paperwork. 
  • BuddhaladyBuddhalady Member Posts: 14 Connected
    Thanks Richard for your thoughtful reply. I feel like a cluedo detective wading through what is saud by who and when. 
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    I understand that feeling :smile: Sadly, people need to take every precaution where assessments are concerned. Whether it is incompetence or something worse we have yet to establish.
    Here for you, and listening,
    Richard
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hello Buddhalady

    The medical report will note the clients view of their illness and then the assessor will go on to make their own decision.  The view of the claimant and the medical assessor do not always correspond. It is quite common that the 2 views do not correspond. I would however expect some explanation in the report as to why the assessor has come to a different conclusion, if not when before a tribunal it is worth pointing out for example that your daughter has been consistent with her evidence that she has more bad days than good, and the medical assessor has offered no explanation as to why they disagree with this. 

    Do you have any medical evidence to support your daughters PIP claim.  I ask as at the moment the DWP have a medical report that is not supportive, and although a tribunal can always prefer a claimants own evidence it is best to have supportive medical evidence.  Any medical evidence however needs to be relevant to the claim, that is it supports any PIP descriptors that your daughter has identified as being relevant to her.  

    Maria

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  • BuddhaladyBuddhalady Member Posts: 14 Connected
    Hi Maria thanks for this, that's interesting. She just sput has mainly good days on bottom iof summarised medical history which is page 2,but no explanation  I did send in a GP's letter after reconsideration and it did support evidence I also sent in. I find the terms bad days, in between days and good days hard to interpret for someone else. I suppose it means how many days you feel your symptoms ate worse in an average week. Most people with chronic illnesses constantly sufer and uf you tell them you havemore bad days than good then they should believe this. The doctor can only day so much i. e hiw much support shs needs, headaches she suffers with.He actually wrote a very supportive letter, but in reconsideration the dwp said the evidence from assessment is non biased so has greater weight than tbat from tbe GP. I couldn't believe thet actually put this. Like calling tbe doctor dishonest  
  • dee4848dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    @Buddhalady Hi on my report what I said to the assessor pain in right side , she put in hers pain in left but it didnt  affect my award my assessor must of  just made a genuine mistake .
  • BuddhaladyBuddhalady Member Posts: 14 Connected
    Hi Dee I do think they do make genuine mistakes, but its up to the dwp to interpret these reports and pick up on any mistakes that affect outcomes. Its good thet realised this was their mistake. 
  • dee4848dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    Yes most certainly 
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