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How to proceed with PIP phone offer?
Hi all I had my PIP award removed upon renewal despite getting much worse. The MR repeated the original decision word for word despite the evidence I sent in to prove the mistakes they'd made. I then appealed and the DWP have called me today and offered me 10 points for Standard Daily Living and 12 points for Enhanced Mobility if I don't go to tribunal (funny how they managed to magic points out of thin air!). However they haven't given me points for reading/communicating or engaging with others, which my Dr, caseworker and I believe I should be getting. I told this to the DWP lady on the phone and she responded very rudely saying "Well you are communicating with me now perfectly so you clearly have no problems". I told her I will need a day or two to respond and will call her back and she just hung up on me without saying anything. So I'm wondering now what to do? The reasons she gave for denying me the points on them 3 things are that I was able to physically talk to the assessor, I was talking on the phone to her and that I managed read well enough to fill in my questionnaire. However for each one they aren't taking into account how long these things take, all of the times I'm unable to do them, the help I need to do them and the impact they have on my health afterwards. Should I just accept the offer and be done with it all or should I fight it?
Also - is it true that I can accept this offer and then appeal the extra points I feel like I should have been awarded? If I do that is it likely I could lose the points already awarded at Tribunal?
I really can't find much information online about how to deal with this situation so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks
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