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I'm considering going to tribunal

jackjones
jackjones Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited May 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I'm so glad I found this group. Awarded PIP. Have Osteoarthritis all over. Strokes leaving left sided weakness and use aids to get about at home and wheelchair outside. Pip reassessment as mobility worse but took 2 points off my care bit saying I can somehow miraculously now dress without help. My fault. On form I didn't mention that I need help with underwear socks etc as I thought mobility just being reassessed. Asked for mandatory reconsideration and said help still needed but at f2f assessor didn't ask about dressing needs. Decision upheld and now I'm considering going to tribunal. Question is is it worth the hassle as I should have put it on form initially.

Comments

  • HandsOfFriendship
    HandsOfFriendship Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I would definitely keep going at them they will agree you need help and remember,  you can ask family members who help with your care to submit evidence . Good luck 
  • jackjones
    jackjones Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you just worried they may say it's my fault and I should have mentioned it on the original form
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jackjones and welcome

    You don't say what your current award is or how long. Tribunal waiting times in some areas exceed a year.

    Yes you should have included this on your form, they will not know about it if you haven't told them. But it does not change the fact that you need assistance
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • jackjones
    jackjones Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I get pip mobility until 2024. Prior to this I just had daily living 8 points until 2021 but on reassessment I lost 2 points so have lost the daily living.
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    There are three courses of action that you could take
    ! )  appeal current decision to tribunal
    2 ) if your condition worstens then a change of circumstance could get your award looked at again
    3 ) wait until you have your next review

    It is always a good idea to get trained help form an agency near you, CAB, Welfare rights or similar
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste

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