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PIP

licoriceman1licoriceman1 Member Posts: 10 Listener
following my PIP assessment, The paramedic assessor did not award me any points, I was having a good day when she called my name to take me to her office, I walked at least 9 steps slightly out of breath and sat down, facing her, in her report she has stated that I can walk 200 metres,
amongst other things she has written in the report, 
We have asked for a Mandatory Reconsideration, if you require a full list of my illnesses, pleased to provide them if required. Thank you for reading this any suggestions or advice I would be very grateful 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on a diagnosis.

    Did you put the MR request in writing? If you didn't then i'd advise you to do this. In the letter you should state where you think you should have score those points and your reasons why. Adding 2-3 real life examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you.

    Most MR decisions remain the same so you'll most likely have to take it to Tribunal. Appearing in person will give you the best chance of a decision in your favour. It's a very long process and some areas have backlogs in excess of 1 year, from the time your appeal is accepted.

    You really should speak to an advice agency near you like welfare rights, a law centre or your local CAB. This link will help you find what's in your area. https://advicelocal.uk/

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • licoriceman1licoriceman1 Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Thank you poppy, made the MR request by telephone, its all so confusing, appreciate your suggestion :)@poppy123456  
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