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Pip assessment & decision

riordan81 Member Posts: 3 Listener
I am wondering if anyone could help answer some questions I have? My husband has had Higher DLA both parts then Pip when it changed & had to have an assessment recently where his Motability part was downgraded to standard rate which meant we would loose the car so he appealed the decision & they kept the decision. The comments made by the examiner were false & said that he didn’t say things that he did & didn’t do things that he did & was basically lies & because he walked 21.5 metres but not continuously with the aid of a crutch & me & also a wall when needed even though he did make comment to the examiner about the distance. Are the assessments recorded by the DWP 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,369 Disability Gamechanger

    PIP assessments are not recorded by DWP or the health assessment providers.

    You say you've appealed the decision but it remained the same. Do you mean he requested the Mandatory Reconsideration? If so then his next step is to request the Tribunal within 1 month of the date of the MR decision.

    Do be aware that the Tribunal won't be interested in any lies that may have been told during the assessment. They will only be interested in the reasons why he should be awarded those points and how his conditions affect him.

    Waiting times for Tribunal hearings are huge in most areas so you could be waiting a year for a hearing date. Appearing in person will give him the best chance of a decision in his favour.
  • riordan81
    riordan81 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you poppy123456 for the reply, yes it is the MR that we asked for that hasn’t changed & now the next step is Tribunal. He spoke to someone on the phone & they said that because he walked 21.5 meters to the consultation room that goes into the next bracket, yes he did walk to the room but not continuously he had to stop & made the point to The assessor about the distance, but feel it’s unfair that they make it so you have to walk that far to the assessment room as if they are trying to set you up, he feels like it was done on purpose & that rooms shouldn’t be that far away for people with disabilities to have to get to. 
  • jaja
    jaja Member Posts: 76 Pioneering

    i read an article recently, I can't remember where, that the stats for losing motability vehicles is very high.

    As @poppy123456 said appeal is the next stage. I would get advice and a representative.

    I had a couple of thoughts the phrase 'reliably, safely, repeatedly and in a timely manner' might be of relevance. Even if your husband did manage to walk the distance you mentioned if he couldn't do it in a reliably, safely, and as often as needed etc then from my understanding he isn't capable of walking that far. I think these rules are complicated and it would be wise to seek advice.


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