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Pip mandatory consideration and appeal

paygekemppaygekemp Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hello

My partner went for his pip assessment a few weeks ago and got a no, we've now asked for  a reconsideration.
My partner has suffered with pain in his joints since April 2017, at first was told reactive/rheumatoid arthritis,  however February this year we was told vitamin d deficiency. He also has autism and anxiety.

I was just wondering on success rates upon appeals, and also what other financial help could he get if pip really doesn't work out, we struggle as we only get my income of 1000 a month and 250 from universal credit to pay rent. 

Thanks, Payge 

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  • mercedesbdmercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
    On appeals success rate is good, everyone I know that’s gone has got what there entitled to. You may not have to go to a tribunal as I know someone on here had the same problem as you with autism and they asked for reconsideration in 5 days had a call to say they got enhanced both for ongoing periods. You’ll get what your entitled to either way good luck 
  • paygekemppaygekemp Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I'm new to all this so is the tribunal going to court?
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Tribunal is an independant panel consisting a Judge, Doctor and a disability specialist
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • mercedesbdmercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
    Tribunal is court yes or within a court. I’ve never been to one lol, so the appeal is held upon a tribunal 
  • Bevvy7andoverBevvy7andover Member Posts: 38 Connected
    Tribunals scary but they put you at ease before you go in, I took my husband it was held on my birthday dec 16 so when they told me I had won I cried what a great burfday com Xmas present sadly 18 months later I’m now having to go back because somehow my worsening health scores me less than 18 months ago! 
    Goid luck I hope you don’t have to go to tribunal 
    Bev 😊

  • michfinchmichfinch Member Posts: 173 Pioneering
    I felt at ease at the Tribunal. The Dr and the Judge were very empathetic. Now I have Medical staff, family and friends writing in to assist my Appeal. Just keep all our fingers crossed that the right decision is made.
  • paygekemppaygekemp Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you for the advice

  • paygekemppaygekemp Member Posts: 5 Listener
    What about if pip, isn't successful,  what could he claim  instead?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    18% of MR decisions change, so it's most likely he'll have to take it to Tribunal. 71% of those who appear in person at their Tribunal have a decision in their favour as apposed to 8% of paper based, so appearing in person will be the best chance.

    If the PIP claim isn't successful at MR or Tribunal then unfortunately, there's no other benefit available. As you're already claiming UC this has replaced all existing means tested benefits.
    Community champion and 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.
  • Mandr52Mandr52 Member Posts: 23 Connected

    What group is he in with U/C   if he is in the non work group he will get a little extra a month U/C

    Wait and see what pip come back with if you are not happy get the assessor's report go through it and start a MR.

    Good luck lets hope all goes well with the award so you don't end up at tribunal. 

  • paygekemppaygekemp Member Posts: 5 Listener
    He hasn't been assessed for UC yet, so he just gets the higher payment until he gets seen then we'll know groups
  • mercedesbdmercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
    paygekemp said:
    He hasn't been assessed for UC yet, so he just gets the higher payment until he gets seen then we'll know groups
    How long did he wait for assesment? My brothers waiting for one now they got his letters Friday
  • Mandr52Mandr52 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    @paygekemp
    UC won't just put you in the higher band  
    You have to wait 14,weeks.
    If I'm wrong I'll happily stand corrected 
    Or should I say I've not heard of it. 
    Is he getting the 328
    Extra if he's in the lcwra that could help with pip. 
    As already assessed 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Mandr52 said:
    @paygekemp
    UC won't just put you in the higher band  
    You have to wait 14,weeks.
    If I'm wrong I'll happily stand corrected 
    Or should I say I've not heard of it. 
    Is he getting the 328
    Extra if he's in the lcwra that could help with pip. 
    As already assessed 
    Hi,

    For UC it's 3 months. A decision can be made before that time but if given LCWRA the extra money isn't paid until the 4th month of the claim from when the first sick note was sent in. There are exceptions to these rules if a claimant has claimed for a terminal condition and life expectancy is less than 6 months.
    Community champion and 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.
  • Mandr52Mandr52 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    Mandr52 said:
    @paygekemp
    UC won't just put you in the higher band  
    You have to wait 14,weeks.
    If I'm wrong I'll happily stand corrected 
    Or should I say I've not heard of it. 
    Is he getting the 328
    Extra if he's in the lcwra that could help with pip. 
    As already assessed 
    Hi,

    For UC it's 3 months. A decision can be made before that time but if given LCWRA the extra money isn't paid until the 4th month of the claim from when the first sick note was sent in. There are exceptions to these rules if a claimant has claimed for a terminal condition and life expectancy is less than 6 months.
    Hi 
    Sorry, as I said I'll stand corrected. 
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