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I need to appeal PIP

debbie1972debbie1972 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited May 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hello, 
I've recieved my pip award the couple weeks ago. And was not happy with the award. I was diagnosed a few years ago with fibromyalgia. It took 4 years to get a diagnosis. My first pip award was standard daily rate, which at that time was fair. I had my review accessment done at the beginning of April. When I got award I was confused how I was still on the same rate when my condition has deteriorated. So I asked for a reconsideration and copy of report. Well I know they will not change award based on the report. He has lied on practically everything. I couldn't walk properly was in pain highly stressed due to pain and anxiety. He has wrote I walked fine no problems. I can cook it hurts to stand over food and I can't lift pots and pans I also burn myself and food. My children do all the cooking cleaning and manage my.meds for me. He wrote I can do all that. He even wrote that my daughter drove me there. He asked her ages and she isn't legally old enough to drive yet. I'm so angry at how much he has lied on the report. He even said I could walk to local shops. My nearest shops are a mile plus away. I haven't been able to walk that far in years. I keep looming at what he wrote and I want to cry. I heard they lie to avoid paying higher pip but never thought in a million years it would happen to me.
I have know idea how the appeals process works or what I need to do. Any advice?

Replies

  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @debbie1972 and a very warm welcome to the community. I am very glad you have come to us, but deeply saddened to read of yet another awful assessment and the hurt that it has caused you.
    We have a lot of resources on PIP assessments, appeals and trbunals, and you will find those here within our Talk about PIP/ESA discussion.Perhaps you could have a look and get back to us?
    In the meanwhile - not being a benefits advisor myself - I'm going to refer your post to our benefits specialists, knowing that they will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
    You're certainly not alone in your experience, and if you look at the Talk about PIP thread (the main link is lower down the screen, white on purple) you'll find plenty of others to share your experience with.
    Truly sorry that you are being put through this. We will certainly do all that we can to help.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
    Richard
    @JennysDad .
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community, @debbie1972. It's great to have you here!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your PIP experience- unfortunately, I'm sure many of our community members will be able to relate. I'd advise checking out Scope's guidance on appealing DWP decisions as a starting point- have a look, and do come back to us with any questions.




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