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Advice on PIP assessment for my wife next week

tucktuck Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Any advice or help on PIP assessment for wife next week.Three previous attempts failed and it seems so unfair as she has multiple health issues which cause her problems with motability and home tasks.

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  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @tuck

    Welcome to the community.

    I am sorry to hear the outcomes of the last PIP assessments you had. Please have a read on Preparing for your PIP assessment 

    Wishing you and wife all the best with the next assessment. Please keep us updated.
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    tuck said:
    Any advice or help on PIP assessment for wife next week.Three previous attempts failed and it seems so unfair as she has multiple health issues which cause her problems with motability and home tasks.
    Did you not ask for a MR and appeal in respect of previous PIP applications?
    Making 3 previous claims which failed will not help if nothing has changed with the fourth application.

    Did you explain on the claim form what the impact was on your wife when considering which descriptors should apply to her?

    The assessment will be geared to what you put on the claim form - be prepared to answer questions and try to give examples.

  • simon_cutsimon_cut Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Hi get as much medical evidence from any medical professionals as possible anyone who treats here get the to do letters about her condition also tell them how things are for her on the worst days  !! Good luck 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    I agree about making multiple claims when you've previously been refused isn't going to help your claim. Using the same evidence you previously used will very likely see another refusal. If a refusal happens again i'd strongly advise taking the MR then Tribunal route.

    What i don't agree with is basing your claim on your worst day! This is not the correct thing to do. PIP is how you're affected 50% of the time over a 12 month period. If you tell them that everyday is your worst and you attend an assessment on one of your better days, they'll likely see straight through that and think "if that's your worst day then you can't be as bad as you say you are" always tell the truth and explain how your conditions affect you on all of the days.
    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.
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