Please advice how to challenge the DWP

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mustafaraoof
mustafaraoof Community member Posts: 17 Connected
edited March 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
my 16 year old son was born with CHD and as of 2016 has had heart failure.in Jan 2019 Capita asessed him.last week DWP wrote to inform us my sons mobility is reduced to standard because in their views my son is able to plan a journey and follow it unaided.
DWP did not get in touch with my sons cardiologist or the hospice.my son is quite ill and and has the mental age of 8.could someone please advice how to challenge the DWP.thankyou

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  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,764 Pioneering
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    Welcome to the community @mustafaraoof I am sorry to hear about this. Please have a read through our page on Appealing a DWP benefits decision.
    Please keep us updated or if you have any questions, please let us know.
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,635 Championing
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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,635 Championing
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    Im sorry to hear you are going through this, it can be so stressful and I hope you can appeal the decision and get it looked at again.
  • twonker
    twonker Posts: 617 Empowering
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    my 16 year old son was born with CHD and as of 2016 has had heart failure.in Jan 2019 Capita asessed him.last week DWP wrote to inform us my sons mobility is reduced to standard because in their views my son is able to plan a journey and follow it unaided.
    DWP did not get in touch with my sons cardiologist or the hospice.my son is quite ill and and has the mental age of 8.could someone please advice how to challenge the DWP.thankyou

    Why would you expect the assessor or the DWP to write/contact anybody for any evidence that may help your son's claim?
    It is for the claimant to produce this evidence setting out the claim in such depth, backed up with evidence, that the assessor would have very little wriggle room to argue against it.
  • mustafaraoof
    mustafaraoof Community member Posts: 17 Connected
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    Thankyou please forgive me when I received the PIP forms I ran like a headless chicken obtaining reports from the cardiologist,the Hospice,the dietician, the school, audiologist the gastrostomy team and others.i was merely annoyed if all the reports were sent and according to the cardiologist and Hospice DWP did not get in touch with them to clarify concerns
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,307 Championing
    edited March 2019
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    They very rarely contact anyone for any evidence or to clarify anything.
  • mustafaraoof
    mustafaraoof Community member Posts: 17 Connected
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    Thankyou poppy I assumed they follow letters and reports 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,307 Championing
    edited March 2019
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    Does your son have mobility issues? Following and planning a journey isn't for those with these issues. This activity is designed for limitations on mobility deriving from mental health, cognitive and sensory impairments. If he has mobility issues then it will only be possible for him to score points in the moving around part of mobility (activity 12)
  • mustafaraoof
    mustafaraoof Community member Posts: 17 Connected
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    Thankyou poppy
    currently he has heart failure his right side of heart has stopped working and is unable to walk 30 metres also he is 16 but has a mental age of 8