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False assessment for pip help

keeley81 Member Posts: 4 Listener

Hi can anybody help me

my mom as bi polar had it for years, any long story short it was agreed that my mom had a paper based assessment, received the report this week and to say it had a few inaccuracies is an understatement, it was total lies, the lady advised my mom had only had one hospital admision and shes had over 30 since 5 of which were detained section 2 under mental health act, that my mom can plan a journey, she cannot, that she can read, she cannot , that she is on a low dose of medication she is on 800mg alone of lithium, along with other tablets, etc, she put that she had a telephone conversation with my moms cpn who confirmed the above, anyway mom also has copd and in the report she says my moms cpn said my moms breathing is mangaed, surely this is not a question to ask a cpn as she is not medically trained, so i called my moms cpn and met with her to show her the report and it is total lies as she advised, she never gave them answers and has done a letter confirming my moms condition, hospital admissions etc, i have posted this off and i have called to advise the CM this is why i have sent the evidence as the report is lies

also the report advises my mom should be reviewed in 2 years as because she has specialist input change is always possible ?? my mom has had bi polar since 1993 its not going to disappear absolute joke

do you think the CM will take the letter from my moms cpn into account,

many thanks


  • Connie00
    Connie00 Member Posts: 252 Pioneering

    Hello @keeley81

    My Name is Connie00

    I am one off the community Champion’s here at Scope.  it’s really nice to meet you.

    Welcome to the Community.


    Sorry to hear about your Mother’s PIP Assessment being declined, it certainly does not sound good

    Hopefully now that you have appealed, and it has reached a Case Manager you will get a more constructive

    And fair Assessment. Please let us know the outcome, it’s always good for us to know the outcome for advising

    Other members to go ahead and appeal.   


    I hope you are having a good day today


    if we can be of any further help to you please let us know.

    Have a good day



  • keeley81
    keeley81 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you, 

    When i telephoned Pip helpline they had sent a task over to the CM to advise him of the inaccuracies in the report, im just wondering if the CM will go off the false report or the extra evidence that i have sent in before a decision is made?, i have also sent a complaint to the DWP with a copy of the letter  from my moms CPN,  

  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 587 Listener
    They did the same to me in regards to my MH problems, I'm apparently cured according to my latest assessment.. nothing has changed since my first assessment, this was a review.. I'm going to be putting in a complaint to the assessment company and will be doing an MR when they decision letter comes.

    A lot of people say the DM goes with the assessors report but I've no idea tbh.

  • keeley81
    keeley81 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi my moms was a review too, it seems clear that the regulation they bought out in January 2018 with regards to mobilty desctiptor for mental health is still not applying , 

    I had a very long call with a hp from capita prior to the assessment as i had raised a complaint with dwp regards to how long my mom had been waiting for assement,  form was sent December and got to April moms anxiety was through the roof so i raised a complaint and the hp i spoke to at the time after the complaint was really understanding and advised me giving the evidence they had at the moment they thought it would be best my mom had a paper based assesment and not to worry, 
    3 weeks ago i called capita to ask if the report had been done and spoke with a manager who was really rude,  i think i got up her nose abit, and lone behold that day i called the report was done, but not by the hp who i had the telephone conversation with , it was passed to another hp 

    Well as ive said received the report and its like there talking about someone else, my moms lucky she has me to fight this, but i feel for other people out there who have no one 
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 587 Listener
    edited June 2019
     When I first applied for PIP the rule was in place, they then removed it some time after I had been awarded PIP (was awarded in 2014), this time around the assessor has given me nothing for that descriptor despite my Son having to come everywhere with me (when I do actually go out).


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