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PIP ??

RealitychickRealitychick Member Posts: 9 Listener
edited March 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA

Hi All,

I have finally received my Mandatory Reconsideration Notice and was awarded Enhanced Care & Enhanced Mobility.  I was previously on standard for both. 

I reported a change in circumstance had a F2F but remained on standard for both only increasing 2 points from 8 to 10 in mobility.  I decided to go for MR as I had new evidence from occupational therapy, which stated my need for a wheelchair & level access shower.

When reading through the MR notice, in the section where they tell you how they decided, it says “further evidence was sought from a healthcare professional with regards to the evidence I forwarded and following the receipt of a supplementary report they have changed my points”.

(Is the healthcare professional Atos/Capita?)

I am elated with the decision, but my award expires in 2021 with review 2020 and I’m now very worried that it will change once again like so many others, when I get to review.  My conditions are life long and the impacts on my daily living are likely to stay the same or get worse, so I don’t understand why the award is so short.

My question for members is, at this point if I were to appeal, could I argue the length of the award? and would it be worth it given the current wait time on appeals and when my review would take place?

Also, could anyone tell me, if I am able to obtain a copy of the supplementary report or any other information the dwp have about me. 


Thanks


Replies

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    If you appeal then your whole award will be looked at again and you could lose points.
    You can enter a subject access request for all the information DWP have
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • RealitychickRealitychick Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you for your quick response. How do I go about requesting a subject access request.
    TIA

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you decide to appeal the length of the award you'll need to give evidence to prove that your conditions aren't expected to improve.

    Scroll down this link to request your personal information from DWP online.

    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.
  • RealitychickRealitychick Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you.  I will have a look at the link.
    I have multiple conditions,which include lifelong, incurable,and degenerative, so will it be a matter of someone stating that the effects of these conditions are not expected to improve, as I often have read on this site that its the impact the condition has on your daily activities, rather than the condition itself, so i'm a little confused.

  • twonkertwonker Posts: 617 Member
    Thank you.  I will have a look at the link.
    I have multiple conditions,which include lifelong, incurable,and degenerative, so will it be a matter of someone stating that the effects of these conditions are not expected to improve, as I often have read on this site that its the impact the condition has on your daily activities, rather than the condition itself, so i'm a little confused.

    You are right. You have to demonstrate to the DWP/Tribunal that the impact caused by the disabilities is such that it is either stable at the current level or could even get worse. It is the impact that is the key, not the condition.
  • RealitychickRealitychick Member Posts: 9 Listener
    twonker said:
    Thank you.  I will have a look at the link.
    I have multiple conditions,which include lifelong, incurable,and degenerative, so will it be a matter of someone stating that the effects of these conditions are not expected to improve, as I often have read on this site that its the impact the condition has on your daily activities, rather than the condition itself, so i'm a little confused.

    You are right. You have to demonstrate to the DWP/Tribunal that the impact caused by the disabilities is such that it is either stable at the current level or could even get worse. It is the impact that is the key, not the condition.
    Thank you.  I will have a think and weigh up my options, as I have previously provided evidence that states my treatment and conditions are indefinite,  I just don't think its been taken into consideration. I find the entire PIP process traumatic, you're damned if you do or don't.  Its a hard choice working out if I should fight it now or wait to review and see what happens and potentially have to fight it then.

    Thank you all for your support and advice  :)
  • twonkertwonker Posts: 617 Member
    twonker said:
    Thank you.  I will have a look at the link.
    I have multiple conditions,which include lifelong, incurable,and degenerative, so will it be a matter of someone stating that the effects of these conditions are not expected to improve, as I often have read on this site that its the impact the condition has on your daily activities, rather than the condition itself, so i'm a little confused.

    You are right. You have to demonstrate to the DWP/Tribunal that the impact caused by the disabilities is such that it is either stable at the current level or could even get worse. It is the impact that is the key, not the condition.
    Thank you.  I will have a think and weigh up my options, as I have previously provided evidence that states my treatment and conditions are indefinite,  I just don't think its been taken into consideration. I find the entire PIP process traumatic, you're damned if you do or don't.  Its a hard choice working out if I should fight it now or wait to review and see what happens and potentially have to fight it then.

    Thank you all for your support and advice  :)
    I suppose you could also attack this from the opposite side. When the decision is made to ask the DWP as to what evidence they have used in giving you a short award. Do it that way then the DWP have to show the why's and what for's.
  • amyfibroamyfibro Member Posts: 11 Listener
    How long did it take for you to get your reconsideration notice? Thanks
  • RealitychickRealitychick Member Posts: 9 Listener
    twonker said:
    twonker said:
    Thank you.  I will have a look at the link.
    I have multiple conditions,which include lifelong, incurable,and degenerative, so will it be a matter of someone stating that the effects of these conditions are not expected to improve, as I often have read on this site that its the impact the condition has on your daily activities, rather than the condition itself, so i'm a little confused.

    You are right. You have to demonstrate to the DWP/Tribunal that the impact caused by the disabilities is such that it is either stable at the current level or could even get worse. It is the impact that is the key, not the condition.
    Thank you.  I will have a think and weigh up my options, as I have previously provided evidence that states my treatment and conditions are indefinite,  I just don't think its been taken into consideration. I find the entire PIP process traumatic, you're damned if you do or don't.  Its a hard choice working out if I should fight it now or wait to review and see what happens and potentially have to fight it then.

    Thank you all for your support and advice  :)
    I suppose you could also attack this from the opposite side. When the decision is made to ask the DWP as to what evidence they have used in giving you a short award. Do it that way then the DWP have to show the why's and what for's.
    That's a good idea.  Thank you
  • RealitychickRealitychick Member Posts: 9 Listener
    amyfibro said:
    How long did it take for you to get your reconsideration notice? amyfibro said:
    How long did it take for you to get your reconsideration notice? Thanks
    I waited 21 weeks.  I'm in London, I think the wait times can vary, depending where you live.
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