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My wife as learning diffulties and she had her dla stopped - HELP

Plk4555patchPlk4555patch Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited April 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
hello my wife as learning diffulties and she had her dla stopped and she always had since been a child the she went for a assement and lost it shes so upset and i dont know what to do

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  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @Plk4555patch and a warm welcome to you. Sorry it has taken a while but we must be short of 'bodies' today.
    I am very, very sorry to hear of your difficulties and I am sure some of our members and our benefits specialists will be able to offer you some support. Please bear with us and they will get back to you as soon as possible.
    If you can give us any further details about exactly what has happened, I am sure it will help our advisors to help you.
    Warmest best wishes to you and to your wife,
    Here and listening,
    Richard
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Plk and welcome

    It is not unusual for people going from DLA to PIP to be in a similar position

    DLA and PIP use different criteria and it is important to know the difference

    Unfortunately we see similar stories on the forums far too often

    You should ask for a copy of the assessment report asap. You will need this to identify the areas that you need to challenge.

    You have a month from the date on your decision letter to request an MR. You can do this by letter or phone. Be very aware of this date, do not miss the deadline
    If you haven't asked for the report until now, it is unlikely to arrive before this date so make it clear that you will be sending further evidence and that they should wait before carrying out the MR until it is received.

    If you can get further relevant evidence you  should submit this but it is not essential. Often, it is not your evidence that is the problem but the way it is read
    ( or not )

    MR's can often take 8 weeks or more but may also be done very quickly and before your new evidence is receiived. If this happens you can ask for the decision to be looked at again taking into account your new evidence.

    MR's have a low rate of success at present but this stage has to be completed in order to advance to the appeal tribunal.

    There is lots of good info on this site about appeals so please have a look around

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    Hello Plk

    I can only add to CR's post to lodge a Mandatory Reconsideration request before the 1 month deadline and request a copy of the medical assessment report.

    It can feel daunting challenging PIP decisions and so it may be worth seeing if a local advice centre or Citizens Advice can assist you.  

    Maria

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