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Pip renewal

jaqisittjaqisitt Member Posts: 22 Connected
I was diagnosed with Parkinson's 4years ago and received enhanced daily living component and standard mobility. I had my renewal assessment in June. I called today as hadn't heard anything and was told daily living component had been reduced to standard .Just don't get it. During assessment I reiterated what I had put on the form that my condition has worsened. It affects my balance, concentration, mobility and my hands are particularly bad. I need assistance with dressing because I can't manage buttons etc, I have to have someone with me when I shower in case I fall. My son prepared meals as I can't grip utensils or lift heavy pans. I only drive to go about a mile away or local shop now. I am too frightened to drive further as I get lost and I panic. I walk with a stick and am in constant pain requiring morphine. The assessor said she felt I need enhanced component in both categories. I just don't understand their decision. Have been in tears all evening. Not seen the report yet but I wonder if what she said is very different from what she wrote. Help please

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  • jaqisittjaqisitt Member Posts: 22 Connected
    Just had written assessment through today .Bears absolutely no resemblance to what was discussed at face to face .it's like it was written about a different person. Am so angry
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    jaqisitt said:
    Just had written assessment through today .Bears absolutely no resemblance to what was discussed at face to face .it's like it was written about a different person. Am so angry
    You need to add up the points in the boxes that either have dots or ticks. Use the PIP descriptors to compare them against then you'll know what the score is that's been recommended, if anything. 
    Community champion and 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.
  • jaqisittjaqisitt Member Posts: 22 Connected
    Have added up the points as I feel were discussed at assessment and are far higher than have been awarded. Am definitely fighting this. Was upset at first. Now just angry
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The assessment report isn't the award, they do mostly go with the report but you'll need to wait for the decision before asking for the MR. Once you have the decision you'll have 28 days to request it. 
    Community champion and 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.
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