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april123april123 Member Posts: 137 Pioneering
I am having difficulty understanding a part of the reason the assors gave. What does she mean meds do not  match the severity of restriction ? 

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi april

    She may be giving an opinion that either
    the severity of the restrictions observed are undermedicated or over medicated

    How does the report scoe you ?

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • april123april123 Member Posts: 137 Pioneering
    On that question 0but was ask what job I did which was 15 years ago and cocktail of medication

  • april123april123 Member Posts: 137 Pioneering
    So she thinks I was acting
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    No, not at all. but without knowing more about your meds and your condition  it is hard to know.

    We are not able to give medical advice on the forum. So if your award is not what you deserve and you want to challenge it , you should seek trained advice from CAB, welfare rights or a chaity that deals with your condition

    You might also take your report to your GP and ask for clarification

    CR 
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • april123april123 Member Posts: 137 Pioneering
    It's a mind field.  The job I did before my accident has I think been miss used but it was 15 years ago and before taking meds. I work in customer service for credit cards so I must know all about banking oh dear

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    If you have spent anytime looking through the posts on here, you will see that HCP's get up to all sorts of shinnanigins

    MR's seldom rectify the problem but are necessary to be able to appeal to the tribunal if that is what you want to do

    Was this a change from DLA or a review ?

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • april123april123 Member Posts: 137 Pioneering
    Higher mobility DLA to pip been advised to claim daily living part but never have. But its all done together nowr. Due to nerve damage diabetes and artritusa I have been reading and wish I read before filling in form only got report back waiting for outcome. I can relate to the overwhelming situation of being unsettled and anxiousness like a rabbit in headlights.

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Ah ok

    DLA and PIP use different criteria

    A bit late now but for completeness but

    Things to know about PIP

    Get face to face advice from CAB, welfare rights or similar whenever possible

    DLA and PIP use different criteria for awards

    Just because you had DLA indefinately does not guarantee you will qualify for PIP

    When making the initial phone call ask for your DLA to be taken into consideration if applicable

    When you receive your PIP2 form you can ask for an extension of two weeks to complete and return it if need be.

    It is important to understand the points system, descriptors and criteria for an award Have a look at the B&W self test

    http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.php

    PIP is about how your condition affect your functionality. The "HOW"
    Medical evidence is only usefull to explain the "WHY. On its own, medical evidence will not win you an award
    Only send relevant medical evidence. More is not always better. HCP's and DM's will not spend time combing through your edition of War and Peace to find the facts.

    Most claimants will be required to attend a f2f assessment, usually at a centre.

    If you are unable to attend a centre and need a home visit, you will normally require a GP's letter stating explicitly that you cannot attend a centre and why. There must be no ambiguity.

    When you receive an appointment date you can rearrange it once only, you must then attend the new appointment

    Failure to attend will result in your file being returned to the DWP and your claim maybe closed.

    When you do attend the assessment you may take a companion for support.

    Make no special effort, be yourself

    Take your medication as prescribed

    Most people with long term conditions have learned to manage and conceal their condition. On the day you must become "disabled" for the assessor to see the real you, otherwise an incorrect assessment is likely.
    I am in no way suggesting that anyone should put on an act and pretend to be worse than they are, many people are already stressed, but at the same time it will not help if the claimant " Puts on a brave face" as my gran used to say

    If you have a home visit, the assessor is just the same as any visitor , they do not have the right to look around your home.

    If possible have a companion with you

    Keep to your normal routine. If at the appointed time you are normaly still in bed or not dressed, then, if you are comfortable, there is no reason to alter that.

    You decide which room the assessment takes place in
    Assessors may arrive early or late so be ready. Have your ID and medication list to hand.

    The assessor will be observing everything you do from the start, how you sit, stand, walk, handle items such as bags and coats.

    Don't expect them to answer many questions, they have an agenda and will want to stick to it.

    If you have a companion they can take notes.

    After the assessment you should ring the DWP and ask for a copy of the report, but wait for 3-4 days for them to receive it. Do not be fobbed off, you are entitled to it no matter what the phone jockey tells you.

    When you receive the report it will give you an indication of your possible award it is a recommendation only, it is the DM that makes the decision and it may differ.

    When you receive the decision letter, you have a month from the date on the letter to ask for a mandatory reconsideration, no extension is normally given. You can do so by phone and or letter.

    If you have received an award the decision letter will tell you what it is, how much and from when.
    If it is a new claim it will be dated from the day of the first phone call. If a change from DLA then it should be dated the day after your DLA stops. If it is a review then it should be a continuation with any back date if a higher award is given

    Look for both the end date and the "We will contact you after " date. Reviews are usually carried out a year before the end date. Some shorter awards have an end date and you will have to reapply.

    Some useful links

    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...ment-providers
     
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/be...nd-carers/pip/

    https://www.rethink.org/resources/p

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    @CockneyRebel,
    i briefly looked at the assessors guidelines, how do they remember all that!!!

    great links thought, thanks
  • april123april123 Member Posts: 137 Pioneering
    Didn't know about all the help and support you give each other till now stupid me. but will let you know how I get on waiting for my brown envelope probly on my birthday knowing my luck.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    susan48 said:
    @CockneyRebel,
    i briefly looked at the assessors guidelines, how do they remember all that!!!

    great links thought, thanks
    They don't.

    New assessors guides lines

    If  in you don't know make it up
    If in doubt a little lie won't hurt
    If you can't remember, copy and paste anything
    If you can't be bother to finish the report, claimant refused to cooperate
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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