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Pip scores way off
Hello I am new to this site but just had to get a few things off my chest. I suffer from bipolar badly. I initially applied for pip when it first changed and was granted higher level and a very high score, I needed 12 and I was over 20. Recently however I was reassessed, I went to the place with my social worker who is also the one that filled out my application as I am unable to do things like that they just go over my head. Ultimately I was told I will be put on the lower rate scoring me 11 even though the scores were complete rubbish. Thankfully my social worker faught for me and during the mandatory reassessment I was given one extra point to put me on higher but in my opinion the scores are still wrong. I was given a 1 out of 8 for medication management even though my wife has to get my meds and physically pass me them or I forget to take them or just don't bother. Also was given 0 out of 8 for money management even though it was made very clear I do not have access to any funds as I cannot be trusted to not impulse buy very expensive things without thinking if i can afford it or the consequences. It was put on the report that I can read and understand complex literature, I cannot in the slightest as I said my social worker did the form as even that was to complex. He had to read it to me and explain what they was asking. There are other scores wrong aswel but these ones that stick out most. When I was put on the lower rate they said they wont ask for a reassssment for a long time as they recognise being bipolar my situation is unlikely to change, as soon as I got higher rate apparently I will be reassessed in a few years as my condition might change, I mean seriously what the hell. It just scares me that when they reassess me I will lose my points again or somehow be miraculously cured of all ailments in their opinion. Has anybody else experienced anything like this? if so how did it go? it will be a huge comfort for me just to know I'm not alone.