Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Dwp Decision maker

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thedoc
thedoc Community member Posts: 51 Connected
Hi all have you ever heard of the Decision maker ever going against what the assessor has awarded ? ie. Like lowering the points on daily living and mobility plz 

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  • drewdundee
    drewdundee Community member Posts: 49 Courageous
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    Hi @thedoc the decision maker went with my decision on my report. I saw you asked this already in another thread, have you heard something to the contrary?

  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    It is rare but can happen either way
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes, i've heard it happen but as CR said, it's rare.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • atlas46
    atlas46 Community member Posts: 826 Pioneering
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    Hi

    I been on this forum for 18 months and have only heard of one DM change a recommendation from 5 years award to a 10 year award.

    Ditto to other forums I am on.

    There is no evidence of any changes being made by DM.

    If such actions where taken by a DM, this would be “an abuse of process” as they have no power or authority, to override the assessor.

    All a DM can do is send it back to AP for clarification or such like.


  • thedoc
    thedoc Community member Posts: 51 Connected
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    I apologise if I've already ask this question the waiting to hear off the DM is far worse than the f2f was the assessor was very nice female nurse 

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