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Help, i had DLA lifetime award and now i got zero points for PIP

jen100 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi i am in bits I had dla lifetime award for mental health I came home tonight to find I have zero points for pip -i will lose my working tax credits too - the assessor actually lied i cant believe it


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jen100 welcome to the community! I am very sorry to hear what has happened, will you be applying for a mandatory reconsideration? 
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • veriterc
    veriterc Member Posts: 221 Pioneering
    I know that MPs aren't exactly 'flavour of the month' currently, but have to contacted yours to ask for help?  I had problems with hospital transport leaving me waiting hours, or even cancelling trips with no warning.  Sent yet another indignant email but this time copied my MP, and made this very obvious on the email.  This worked.  MP's assistant sent an acknowledgement and said they had asked for explanation.  Hospital transport replied immediately - no fobbing off with saying I would get a reply 'within x working days'.  I now have the mobile number of a top execurive and I book my transport via her.  So far (tough wood) it's working extremely well!
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jen100 and welcome

    Have you asked/got a copy of the assessment report ?
    Have you asked for an MR ?

    Currently MH and other invisible conditions seem to be the hardest to receive PIP awards.
    It is important to supply supporting evidence from your GP and any other professional involved with your care
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Bevvy7andover
    Bevvy7andover Member Posts: 38 Connected
    Go to your local citizens advice hun
  • twonker
    twonker Posts: 617 Connected
    DLA and PIP are like chalk and cheese. PIP has a totally different way of assessing the difficulties you face.
    Many DLA claimants that have previously had a lifetime High award for both components are being awarded little or no PIP award because of this difference.
    You really should forget DLA and concentrate on how to score under PIP.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,576 Scope online community team
    Welcome to our community @jen100, I'm sorry to hear about your award. Do you have all the information you need to do a Mandatory Reconsideration?

    We have some useful videos that'll show you how to approach the appeal process if you need them here:

    Also, if you're willing to share your experiences, we're really interested in hearing from people who have scored 0 in their assessments.

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