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Pip assessor’s report mental health ignored

Colu15Colu15 Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi I had my pip review on 14th February and today I got a copy of the assessor’s report. If decision maker agrees I’ll increase to enhanced rates for both elements and will have no further reviews. The report says mental health not causing any problems as I’m not having counselling. I do take antidepressants and changed medications in October due to suicidal thoughts. He’s put that I wasn’t anxious or stressed throughout assessment which isn’t true I was very anxious and that made my arm spasm and twitch badly so much so that my mum who is my carer held my hand to calm me down. I don’t know whether I should go back to them about this and other things missed or just wait until decision letter? Just thinking stress wise it would be worth waiting for decision letter and if that shows I’m on enhanced rates for life to just let it go.

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Wait for the decision letter, if indeed you are awarded enhanced for both elements then that is the best you will get. MH is very difficult to claim for and it really doesn't matter what has been missed if you have the maximum award
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • lounattil3lounattil3 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi if you ask for MR do you lose your award the decision maker has given u . Thanks
  • lounattil3lounattil3 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Posted review 0ct 18 had text feb 19 say recieved it got text 8th feb from dwp saying got report no assessment got report today full of lies and seems that dismissed all evidence dont know what to do
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi if you ask for MR do you lose your award the decision maker has given u . Thanks
    Not while the claim is being looked at again no. However, it is possible to lose everything you've already got once the decision is made but mostly the decision remains the same.

    If you're thinking of requesting an MR on a decision that's recently been made then you need to get further face to face advice because no one on an internet forum can tell you if there's any risks to an existing award.
    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.
  • lounattil3lounattil3 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you very much for your reply .
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