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decision without face to face

davetdavet Member Posts: 77 Courageous
I recently posted that I had received a review of PIP form in the post, and was dreading a face to face assessment, but there was no need for me to be concerned as this morning I got a letter which basically states that having reviewed my returned form, my PIP will remain the same up to August 2022 which is obviously good news, however I did advise them that I was recently admitted to hospital as I was coughing up a large amount of blood, almost a pint in total, which following blood tests has shown that I am severely anemic, this is causing severe fatigue, weakness, headaches, dizziness and muscle pain when walking, I am now faced with the decision of , do I simply leave it and accept that my award has not changed or do I  ask for a mandatory reconsideration? I am not too sure about this as the anemia is not related to my original disability which was a stroke


  • livonialivonia Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    I had no face to face and although I think I qualify for enhanced mobility I elected to take the award as I have severe anxiety and fibromyalgia and decided the impact on me to appeal wd  be hugely negative as I had a lot on in my life ie was moving house out of county. So I suppose consider the impact and weigh up if it’s worth it 
  • cristobalcristobal Member Posts: 966 Disability Gamechanger
    @davet - I don't believe that you can ask for MR based on new information; if your circumstances have changed you will have to notify DWP (not about new diagnoses but if these affect your day to day tasks)

  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,300 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello, since you have had a paper based assessment and your award remains the same and you are happy with it why rock the boat
     You can phone the DWP and get clarity of it if you want some reassurances. 
  • davetdavet Member Posts: 77 Courageous
    thanks for your reply livonia, I can understand how you feel, my last award included a MR and then a tribunal, it was so stressful, having had a stroke I have been advised to avoid stress where I can and am very mindful of the stress dealing with these 'people' can cause.
    And thank you cristobal your response makes great sense and I believe this is the route I will take
  • davetdavet Member Posts: 77 Courageous
    thanks Wilco, exactly what I was thinking 'why rock the boat?'
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Great news, for new conditions you must have had them for at least 3 months and expect them to last a further 9 months.

    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @davet, please do let us know if we can do anything else to help. :)
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