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daughter refused pip

Jan1234Jan1234 Member Posts: 9 Listener
edited November 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi my daughter went over to pip in june had a medical assessment 5 October and has scored no points..my daughter was diagnosed when she was 15 with Me and when on dla went to tribunal and she won it and was awarded low rate mobility and middle care  She does not have anormal life life girls of her age she doesnt go out because she so tired and has low immune system and doesn't help has she asmatic has well. I complained about the assessment the lady was horrible made me my daughter feel so little  

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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Jan1234, and a warm welcome to the community!

    Thanks for sharing this with us, and so sorry to hear about your daughter's PIP outcome. That must have been really frustrating for you both. Are you going to be appealing the decision?
  • Eadiesmummy1Eadiesmummy1 Member Posts: 90 Courageous
    Okay so the first thing to do is to either call or write to PIP and ask for a mandatory reconsideration. you must do this within 1 month of the decision, so do this asap. There is brilliant advice on here and lots of people who have been through the same so someone will tell you about the rest-  i hope your daughter is ok x 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You need to request the MR in writing stating what you disagree with and where you think she should have scored those points and your reasons why. PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how your conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity against the PIP descriptors.

    Did you send evidence to support her claim? I would advice you to get some help with the MR and Tribunal if needed and contact welfare rights or a law centre near you, if this is possible.
    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.
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Jan1234

    Welcome to our online community/family.

     I’m one of the “Community Champions” on our site.

    We have got some good advice/support that we can offer you if required????

    Please let me know if I can help you further!!!!
  • Jan1234Jan1234 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi everyone thanks for advice iam goi going for MA definitely i been here before so will take it all way. I no it doesn't go on condition but its how effects the person. My daughter has had to relapses in last month where she totally bed bound cant even get in shower. The lady which did the assessment laptop crashed half way though the assessment so it will be interesting to see what she put in the report. 
  • Jan1234Jan1234 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    M R sorry put MA any advice much appreciated  gave alist of medication my daughter on but dont think i sent a report from ME specialist but they did have last time. I got wait for the letter before i ca  Ask them to look at again. But did give consultations names and hospitals she under. Cant believe i got fight again for my daughter its going be very stress full time a head. 
  • Eadiesmummy1Eadiesmummy1 Member Posts: 90 Courageous
    Jan1234 said:
    M R sorry put MA any advice much appreciated  gave alist of medication my daughter on but dont think i sent a report from ME specialist but they did have last time. I got wait for the letter before i ca  Ask them to look at again. But did give consultations names and hospitals she under. Cant believe i got fight again for my daughter its going be very stress full time a head. 
    well best of luck, keep us updated xx 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    They very rarely contact anyone for evidence. The onus is on the claimant to prove the descriptors apply to them and not their responsibility to prove you qualify.

    When writing the MR letter try not to focus on the descriptors and the ones you think apply, rather than the lies that may have been told in the report. When pointing out the descriptors that apply give 2-3 examples of what happened the last time she tried to do that activity. This is what they'll be looking for. This link may help you understand the descriptors more.

    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.
  • Jan1234Jan1234 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thankyou poppy123456
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 118 Listener
    Hi Jan1234
    so sorry to hear your daughter.  has ME from age 15 really feel for her . Im 56 and had it nearly 4 years its a living nightmare. best wishes to her
  • Jan1234Jan1234 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi vickyanne yes she had problems with immune system since she was very young couldnt control temperature and still has that problem now among all the other problems with fagiue pain headaches  Have you yes lots more younger girls are being diagnosed with ME she has alot relapses and cant even get out bed because she so weak. 
  • Jan1234Jan1234 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    And thankyou for your kind words vickyanne and bestwishes to you to. X
  • Jan1234Jan1234 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Can remember HA at assmement callingl my daughter high maintenance. 
  • Jan1234Jan1234 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    My daughter is high maintenance due to her heath problems needs lots of care and support 7 days aweek i did put in a complaint against the HA but all they did was apologise for the way i felt we were treated at the assessment and they couldn't comment has they werent present. 
  • Jan1234Jan1234 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Iam now waiting for the report to go though then go for mandatory recommendation  
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