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Contradiction in pip assessment report

te1
te1 Member Posts: 54 Courageous
Hi I have been reading through my pip report at the Justification for descriptor choice and on some for the daily living the assessor states receives CBT with a primary care mental health service was withdrawn with slow movements and then when it comes to the Justification for descriptor choice for planning and following a journey the assessor states that I am not receiving imput from any specialist mental health services not tense or withdrawn at assessment and did not have any difficulties coping with assessment. Not sure if this would be a case for an MR and maybe tribunal appeal 

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  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,449 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello if you did or have not got the award that you think you should be awarded by reading your assessment report then a MR looks in order if it's just to upgrade a point or two to get an or the correct award. Remember mental health is difficult to judge an make an opinion and award in relation to the PIP descriptors. 
  • te1
    te1 Member Posts: 54 Courageous
    Hi my report is not only based on mental health it is also for other things as well for instance I have been awarded points for needs to use an aid for washing and bathing 
  • twonker
    twonker Posts: 617 Connected
    te1 said:
    Hi my report is not only based on mental health it is also for other things as well for instance I have been awarded points for needs to use an aid for washing and bathing 
    Some of the aids I have were designated as a need by a Social Work/OT who assessed me, yet the assessor & the DWP stated that they were a choice hence no points? Strange how they can look at things from a different perspective.
  • Waylay
    Waylay Member Posts: 971 Pioneering
    A contradiction like that is pretty good grounds for an MR. Would it get you an award or increased award?
  • twonker
    twonker Posts: 617 Connected
    Waylay said:
    A contradiction like that is pretty good grounds for an MR. Would it get you an award or increased award?
    I can't see how. Without a written report from SS which is the norm unfortunately for many, having the aids means nothing other than I have them. The deciding point I suppose is do I need then to make the activity possible or would I want them to improve my abilities beyond what I already can do.
      

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