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Pip results

charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
pop out to see the doctor, taking with me page of pip assessment. Reading through it agreed all of that  can not be detected by me sitting in chair.  Did a few exercises for her, and  the results are on my record, contradicts assessors report.

came home and there on the door mat, was the brown envelope.  I have been awarded enhanced care and only 4 points for mobility.  Phoned DWP and a MR has been set up. Also put in a complaint regarding the Atos HP.  There are a number of things I am complaining about but the main one was aggressive prompting.  Am I right though, I have a year to complain about the Atos HP .
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 858 Pioneering
    edited March 2018
    @charlene well done on the Enhanced award, the mobility side I know it's not what you've hoped for also depends how long you was awarded Enhanced daily living, it depends whether it's worth fighting it.

    As you may know they may well look at the whole award again I know your upset about the mobility side and I can't blame you if yo feel you have to fight it then so be it.
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  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    Well done for going to MR. If you don’t do something like that and fight for what you are entitled to they won’t give it to you.

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    There is no time limit to make a complaint about HCP, however it will do no harm to complain and make a note to that effect with your MR

    CR
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  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    So are you saying that your final award contradicts the assessor report? 
    My assessor gave me more points than the dm. 

    Are you on ESA? Don't forget that holds hands with the care and you could be entitled to the premium which is actually more than you get with enhanced mobility. 
    I know this because they said ta we are taking that off you as well.
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  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Hi Whistles, no.  DWP went along with the assessor.  Obviously DWP,  do not check information provided as DWP is also saying, no significant pain relief.   I am on 2 tramadoll (50mg) x 4 dail, with 2 paracetamol.
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  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    CockneyRebel, the case manager, in her summing up says, she cannot consider awarding pip for  walking on slopes or uneven surfaces. I thought I had read different, that they were to take  into account different surfaces.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 
    The more I read the more I realise I was very lucky to get a good assessor who did read everything.
    He was a paramedic so knew what the meds were already.
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  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Mine was a nurse, don't know what grade, but obviously don't know her meds.
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  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Can't believe how calm I am, maybe the calm before the storm! 
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    They don't give you long enough for the MR. My award letter took two weeks and the assessors report another week.
    It should at least be six weeks to do things, making it actually four.
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  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Hello Govermentisajoke.  I have been given the award for 2 years.
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  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Hi Whistles had picked up bad vibes at assessment so have been preparing ever since for MR.

    will get someone at doctors to print out today's examination by doctor.  Also picked up letter from sister-in-law backing up my mobility and mental health problems.  Getting a bit angry now, part of my problem is the assessor and case manager not reading my prescription wrongly.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    charlene said:
    CockneyRebel, the case manager, in her summing up says, she cannot consider awarding pip for  walking on slopes or uneven surfaces. I thought I had read different, that they were to take  into account different surfaces.
    Moving around activity for PIP is on flat, level ground. Slopes, steps, rough ground and kerbs don't exist in DWP land

    CR
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  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    In a way I have to smile.  First obstacle for me  is a sloping pavement in front my car
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Hi Whistles, the lady at DWP who set up the MR, said it was a month from today, I had to get evidence in.
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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    MR's have to be received by DWP within a month of the date of your decision letter

    CR
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  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Thanks CockneyRebel. I was told a month from today, so I have nearly lost a week already.  

    Tomorrow, I will get more supporting evidence, I had made arrangements to meet the person next Thursday but will ring tomorrow and if they are free will meet up with them.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2018
    charlene said:
    CockneyRebel, the case manager, in her summing up says, she cannot consider awarding pip for  walking on slopes or uneven surfaces. I thought I had read different, that they were to take  into account different surfaces.
    Moving around activity for PIP is on flat, level ground. Slopes, steps, rough ground and kerbs don't exist in DWP land

    CR
    Yes I got told stairs are outside the scope of pip. 
    I can't recall if DLA included that as I was low mobility anyway.
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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    charlene said:
    Thanks CockneyRebel. I was told a month from today, so I have nearly lost a week already.  

    Tomorrow, I will get more supporting evidence, I had made arrangements to meet the person next Thursday but will ring tomorrow and if they are free will meet up with them.
    If you are struggling to get relevant evidencein time, you can and should tell them that you will be supplying further evidence and not to complete the MR until received. Sometimes they will wait

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    I can’t see the point of sending in further evidence. I have none other than my GP,s letter which confirms my diagnosis.
    i thought pip was about how day to day issues including mobility affect you.
    so how else can you explain this except by letter, which no doubt won’t even get read.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    For me they want proof of memory issues. That's very hard to prove because there isn't actually a definitive test for this. It relies on a few tests yes, but mainly your gp and other people's input. 
    My gp is aware of my memory issues but, wouldn't know how that transfers into my day, anymore than I realise how you guys manage our don't manage your day.
    If I stuff up my appointment they know.

    My memory got me the sack!!
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  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    That is exactly what my MR reason will be about.
    The GP,s letter reports this.
    medical books all about epilepsy acknowledge this.
    How much more do they need.
    my memory being a safety concern as well .
    anyhow still awaiting decision  
  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    The assessor asked me what type of school I want to. Of course I answered.
    and apparently because I could keep up with the assessment my memory was fine.
    problem is if she had asked me after a seizure I wouldn’t know what the conversation was let alone the answer. Or who she was, or why the hell she was sitting on my sofa.
    so can you see my reason for going for an MR
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    My conditions have memory issues as a side effect written in the medical books. But they wanted proof that this applied to me because not everyone will have the same symptoms and side effects.
    That's what stumped me.

    I hope by dropping my doseage, I will lose some of the side effects that outweigh what they are meant to solve.

    I wish you luck.
    Let us know how you do.
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  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    Thanks,
    yes will keep you updated on this soap saga.
    you never know a little brown envelope might be dropping on the mat tomorrow.
    although I am awaiting my assessment report for ESA as well.
    so I could be lucky and have 2 little brown envelopes
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