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Did not get the award I am entitled too at review

Button24 Member Posts: 7 Listener
hi all
Im desperate for help
I’ve been reassessed for pip and awarded the same award as previous award. I have AS, Fibro, degenerate discs amongst other symptoms- I’m poorly
I can barely walk yet they have only awarded 10 points- standard. I need enhanced so I can get a car suitable for an electric wheelchair
I’m so upset and angry and really need help with a MR - I suffer with severe fatigue and pain and I can’t face this. I need some advise and help from people who can help me get the award im entitled too. Thanks 


  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 587 Listener
    Hi @Button24 Do you have a Welfare Rights, CAB or any other advice centre that can help you in your area?
  • Button24
    Button24 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thanks My local advice centre has no appointments for 3 weeks same as CAB. ? so not sure what to do
  • Fetlock
    Fetlock Member Posts: 79 Courageous
    You have a month to register the MR then another month to send in any supporting evidence.
    So book the appointment, make a note to register the MR by the deadline (you can do this over the phone- ensure you tell them you're sending in further evidence) and you still have plenty of time to send in any supporting evidence after that.
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Put your request for MR in writng tell them that you will be submitting further evidence and to wait for this before making a decision.Your request must reach them within a month of the date on the  decision letter. It is a good idea to ring check that it has been received a couple of days before the deadline
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Button24
    Button24 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thanks. So can I request a MR say the day before the month ends then have a month to submit further evidence? 
    Its the mobility I’m not happy with. There’s no way I can walk 20-50 metres reliably, repeatedly and to an acceptable standard. I’m in so much pain and fatigue kills me. My illness AS is progressive it’s so unfair 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,465 Disability Gamechanger
    They will look at the whole award again and not just part of it.

    Yes, you can request it anytime before the 1 month deadline. Whether they'll wait for the evidence is a different matter.

    It's always better to put your request in writing stating where you think you should have scored those points and your reasons why.

    Only 19% of MR decisions change, so you'll most likely have to take it to Tribunal.


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