PIP - what level should I expect to receive?

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jennypom
jennypom Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi All, 

ive had my PIP assessment today and I wondered if there was anyway of knowing if what they decide is fair? I’ve never had to apply for benefits before so it’d all really new to me. I know it’s a question of how longs a piece of string but I will have no idea if what (if anything) I’m offered is fair or if I should appeal?

To put things into context I’m a 29 year old and I’ve been diagnosed with Behçet’s disease - a rare autoimmune disorder which affect the blood vessels in my body. It’d cause me to loose some vision in both eyes and also affects my joints in my knees. I can’t walk further that 10 meters without stopping and for long distances have to use a wheelchair. I also use a walker or stick when I need to. I also fall Constantly (everyday almost) and have had serious falls breaking bones etc... due to my knees giving way from under me. This has lead to panic attacks and me becoming very afraid to going out alone, in fact I don’t go out.

i can’t do anything by myself. Cooking, cleaning, washing I am totally reliant on my partner or mum and dad.

like I said I’m completely new to this all so I have no idea what qualifies and standard rate or higher rate from each section - can anyone help?

if not thanks for taking the time to read 


jenny

(also I’m in the market for a nee wheelchair any recommendations :) 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
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    Hi,

    No one can answer that question on an internet forum because we don't know exactly how your conditions affect you. Have you had a look at the PIP descriptors? Did you send evidence to support your claim? They rarely contact anyone for this.

    A week after the assessment you can ring DWP to ask for a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you, if you live in the UK. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be as they mostly go with the report. If you're not happy with the decision then you can request the Mandatory Reconsideration, followed by the Tribunal, if that fails. Good luck.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • jennypom
    jennypom Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi 

    thanks for the quick reply!

    i did send supporting information off from my doctors, I’ve not looked over the descriptions so will do that and will ask for a copy of my report too! 

    Thanks so so much for your quick response 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
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    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.