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PIP assessment

DavidJohn1984DavidJohn1984 Member Posts: 99 Courageous
Hi all,

So my first assessment Capita didn’t ask my Dr for any information.

The evidence and information I provided they said wouldn’t be taken into consideration.

However this time Capita have wrote to my Dr and asked for substantial amounts of information.

I’m hoping this is a good sign?

I hope every body has a great weekend.

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  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    edited January 2019
    Had a similar situation. I held evidence that was so clear that for the first two assessments and decisions (2013 & 2015) it caused the DWP to change the original decisions of 0 points to enhanced care & mobility. Following the third assessment and decision (2017) I used the same clear evidence to support my case but the DWP this time refused to change the decision at MR stage citing that the evidence I had sent in would not be used as it was now more than two years old - (evidence was dated 2011 & 2012).It was up to 4 years old in 2015 when they accepted it! 
  • DavidJohn1984DavidJohn1984 Member Posts: 99 Courageous
    @Yadnad

    That’s good that it worked out the first time for you.

    I had a lot of evidence the first time but they stated this would not be taken into consideration.

    I have even more evidence this time even copies of all my hospitalisation letters and discharges.

    So my fingers and toes are fully crossed this time.

    @Yadnad Did you have to go to a Tribuneral this time around if they didn’t except your evidence?
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    @Yadnad

    That’s good that it worked out the first time for you.

    I had a lot of evidence the first time but they stated this would not be taken into consideration.

    I have even more evidence this time even copies of all my hospitalisation letters and discharges.

    So my fingers and toes are fully crossed this time.

    @Yadnad Did you have to go to a Tribuneral this time around if they didn’t except your evidence?
    I had the MR in April last year for the 2017/18 decision. Following that I decided that on my own and without available advice and help I just could not face a court hearing.
    However I did find a guy recently who would help me with the appeal which he sent in a few weeks ago - just within the 13 month deadline!
    Still not entirely sure that I can cope with it all but hoping that he takes all of the stress and anxiety off my shoulders - should hope so he is possibly costing me enough. 
  • DavidJohn1984DavidJohn1984 Member Posts: 99 Courageous
    @Yadnad

    Was there no charity’s or benefits rights people to help you?

    I’m in Birmingham and I found a place that’s been a great help called The Project.

    But i’ve also been told that welfare rights can help but if your owed back pay they ask for a cut? 

    I hope it it all works out for you!!

    I’m still waiting my Tribuneral hearing and totally dreading it.

    I’m hoping if I send enough evidence in they see that I have a genuine need for the extra help.

    My Tribuneral pack even acknowledged that my assessor lied about where the assessment was carried out.

    So I hope that they see through all her lies.
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