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TorimTorim Member Posts: 19 Connected
I’ve received my letter and got 0 points for living needs and mobility ☹️ I don’t understand how this could be as I need support from my friend every single day, all tasks apart from going to toilet I find soo distressing and overwhelming for myself causes me panic attacks and anxiety the woman comes across as quite rude in my decision letter which I’m devastated about, she thinks I am do all these things when really I can’t , it’s not fair!! Can anyone give me advice or has had the same done to them x

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

    You now have 1 month from the date of the decision to request the MR. You should put this in writing stating where you think you should have scored 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.

    Is this is DLA to PIP transfer, a first time claim or a PIP review?

    Any relevant evidence should be sent with the letter to support your claim.


    Having some understanding of the descriptors and why they mean always helps because it may not always be possible to score the points you think you should score.

    Do be aware that most MR decisions remain the same so you'll very likely have to take it to Tribunal.

    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.
  • TorimTorim Member Posts: 19 Connected
    @poppy123456 Thanks for your help, it’s a new claim I made, do I have to ring pip for the mr or just send a letter ? It’s awful being put through all this , as if it isn’t stressful enough ☹️ 
  • TorimTorim Member Posts: 19 Connected
    If it goes to tribunal is there a better chance of getting points @poppy123456
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. No need to ring them, just put your request in writing as i advised above.

    There's a 15% chance of the decision changing at MR stage. About 50% chance of the decision changing at Tribunal, IF you appear in person. More than 70% chance at Tribunal stage if you're represented and appear in person.

    Paper based decisions only have between 5-8% success rate at Tribunal stage.
    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.
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    good luck with your MR. I know it is an awful stressful time, but please hang in there. xx
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Torim, I hope the information provided by others has been helpful. Please do let us know how you get on. :)
    Scope

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