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jaqisitt
jaqisitt Member Posts: 22 Connected
Have recently had my review by DWP refused. I have Parkinson's and when I had my review assessment my benefit was reduced despite the assessor saying she would recommend it was increased. A major issue was that report states I have normal grip and pinch strength. The assessor didn't asssess me for this but it's my word against hers. I am going to request a tribunal. On the form it asks why you are requesting a tribunal. Any suggestions what to write would be really helpful. The DWP didn't give me an opportunity to present evidence for a review .I asked tget to send me the evidence they had for their decision so I could respond with mine . I heard nothing until I got a letter saying they had looked at it again and stood by their decision. 

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  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,799 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry to hear this @jaqisitt, it sounds like a really frustrating situation. Will you be taking this to tribunal? 
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    edited October 2018
    jaqisitt said:
     Any suggestions what to write would be really helpful.  
    I can think of a few choice words and phrases but none will help you get a PIP award!!  >:)
  • jaqisitt
    jaqisitt Member Posts: 22 Connected
    Ha ha! I had to check their report was about the right person. It bore no resemblance to conversation. I contacted mp saying we should have the right to see what they have written before they leave our homes
  • cokeen43
    cokeen43 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    Same with me i refused to do it but according to her report i had the strength of the hulk, get all medical evidence you can off drs, consultants, anyone, dwp should have given you 28days by law to send in further evidence; if they didnt there wrong, all you can do is say your side and evidence really, good luck

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