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brad72brad72 Member Posts: 20 Listener
Hi all, just wondering if some one could clarify what the box means that states, the claimant did not report significant fuctional problems with this activity in their questionnaire or at consultation, and there was no evidence to suggest otherwise. Sorry if i seem a bit thick but had my pip assessers report today and it has not been ticked and was just wondering what it means. Thanks

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  • cristobalcristobal Member Posts: 968 Disability Gamechanger
    @brad72 - I think it means that you have said that you don't have a difficulty in that particular area e.g. 'washing and bathing', or 'preparing food', etc and the assessor agrees with you.

    It is possible that the assessor might award points in an area if he/she disagrees.

    In my case I misunderstood what one category meant so I said I didn't have a problem when it was obvious to the assessor that I did so I got points...
  • brad72brad72 Member Posts: 20 Listener
    Thanks for that, only the assesser has scored me points on all activities except the last mobility question about walking and on all the pages the box is not ticked.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,358 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi brad72 , the previous post as confirmed my thoughts also as you must have submitted in your application form you do not have any mobility problems, the assessor at you assessment was able to see and confirm your written answer in from the application form, so going by your post you will not get an award for mobility but you should be able to work out what the care part award at should be. Keep the community updated when your notification letter is received. 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    This means that you can do the activity independently. Keep us posted. I also suggest taking a look at the descriptors too. See how many points you can score. 
  • twonkertwonker Posts: 617 Member

    brad72 said:
    Hi all, just wondering if some one could clarify what the box means that states, the claimant did not report significant fuctional problems with this activity in their questionnaire or at consultation, and there was no evidence to suggest otherwise. Sorry if i seem a bit thick but had my pip assessers report today and it has not been ticked and was just wondering what it means. Thanks

    It could also mean that you made no claim under that descriptor on the claim form and that you also did not mention it at the face to face assessment the assessor was left with no alternative but to not award it. 
    If you don't make a claim then why would they want to award you.
  • brad72brad72 Member Posts: 20 Listener
    Hi, i am claiming for uncontrolled epilepsy, the pip report points looks like it is scoring me enhanced rate for daily living and enhanced rate for needs supervision on a familiar journey, so why is it then that the boxes havnt been ticked. Also i know that my report is not the decision but its obvious that the decision maker will disagree anyway and will probably score 0points.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Why is it obvious that the decision maker will disagree? They usually go with the report, it's rare for them to go against it.
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    When you say the boxes haven't been ticked are you talking about the justification for the descriptor choice underneath the activities?

    If so then it will only be ticked if you haven't reported any difficulties with that activity. If you've reported or the assessor has identified difficulties with that activity then the box will NOT be ticked.
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  • brad72brad72 Member Posts: 20 Listener
    Thanks for your advice, but i am confused now, does that mean that the decision maker will now not go with the report as the assesser has scored on the activities.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No, it doesn't mean that. The boxes were ticked because problems with the activity were indicated. If no problems weren't indicated then the boxes would have been ticked.

    Please try not to worry, they usually go with the report.
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