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Pip decision

tgm98 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I applied for PIP in April, got the forms and sent them off in May and then had my first scheduled face to face assessment in June however it got cancelled 1 hour beforehand and rescheduled for July. When I attended the lady interviewing me only asked if i can do the main questions (Prepare food, eat and drink, use the toilet etc...), to which I said yes if I can do them and then she moved on, I'm not sure how an assessment is meant to go however she made no comments regarding my forms. I never stated in my forms that i could NOT do any of the things at all, however I wrote in detail about how they are a problem to me mentally/physically. The assessment lasted around 15/20 minutes as she said she could tell I was anxious and tried to make is as quick as possible. I got my results back today in the post and I had only got 2 points (for mixing with other people). She wrote that she decided that my memory and my speech was fine so everything in the Daily Living part had a 0, besides mixing with other people but I only got a 2 despite not talking much at all as my mum was there to answer for me as I find it troubling talking to people. For mobility she gave me 0 points, I told her I can't plan and stick to a journey and that my mum drove me there and I wouldn't be able to make it home on my own, which in my results she denied and said my memory is fine so 0 points for planning and following a journey. I told her that I can move around without pain, however i will get short of breath very quickly, my vision would get blurry and i'd get sweaty when walking outside longer than 30 seconds, however all she wrote was that i walked out of her office with ease so 0 points for moving around.
I'm obviously going to ask them to reconsider as I don't think 2 points is fair in the slightest, I was just wondering how I would go about asking to reconsider and if anyone has had any similar experiences or know anything that would be of help.

P.S: I have autism, depression and anxiety which is all mental however from her response it appears that because I didn't show any physical impairment (despite things I told her) that I didn't qualify.



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