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Transferring from DLA to PIP - 0 for mobility

alburybettyalburybetty Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited May 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Have just had my DLA transferred to PIP and scored zero for mobility yet had disability from birth, still trying to prove good and bad days and the fact that I cannot walk 200 metres plus yet the assessor says I can, all rather sneaky has anyone had the same problem. 

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  • Lasian_ScopeLasian_Scope Member Posts: 660 Pioneering

    Hi @alburybetty,

    I’m sorry to hear about the problems you’ve been having with PIP, we, unfortunately, have had members talk about similar experiences. Have you applied for a Mandatory Reconsideration?

    We have a lot of useful information about appealing a DWP benefits decision on our website, including some resources on MRs. You may find the following video on mandatory reconsiderations of interest:

    I hope this helps! Please do let us know if you have any questions

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Have just had my DLA transferred to PIP and scored zero for mobility yet had disability from birth, still trying to prove good and bad days and the fact that I cannot walk 200 metres plus yet the assessor says I can, all rather sneaky has anyone had the same problem. 
    The criteria for Standard mobility is between 20-50 metres, for Enhanced mobility it's 20 metres or less. DLA high mobility was 50 metres or less.

    You now have 1 month to ask for a Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) if you don't already have a copy of the assessment report then ring DWP to ask them to send you this.

    You'll need to put the MR request in writing stating what you disagree with and where you think you should have scored those points.

    If you do have a PIP award be careful because they will look at the whole award again and you do risk losing everything you already have.

    If you didn't send in evidence to support your claim then you'll need to send it with the MR letter. They very rarely contact anyone for evidence. The onus is on you to make sure it's sent.

    If you have a mobility car from your DLA award unfortunately that will have to be returned and motability will be in contact with you soon.

    Good luck.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,010 Disability Gamechanger
    The phrase “good days” is ill-advised. To a DWP decision maker it means a day on which you have negligible issues. You need to focus on regs 4 and 7 i.e, the 50% rule and issues around reliability. 
  • alburybettyalburybetty Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Mandatory consideration will be requested on Monday after visit to my doctor who advised that I must get my request in the timeframe and will be supplying me with a letter of further info, hopefully they will accept the additional info later, not feeling optimistic, a bad weekend but Monday is the start of another week onwards and upwards, positive thoughts hopefully x

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