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Hi, my name is nicola having problems with PIP

nrichnrich Member Posts: 2 Listener
Iv applied for PIP as my daughter is 16 so her disability stopped she was getting care component and lower rate mobility !
iv had the award back and can not believe it they are talking about a complete different child they have basically said she’s studying A LEVEL maths which is completely not true considering my daughter has an IQ of 77 and has not been attending school for the last 3 yrs due to severe anxiety and other illnesses they have reverted back to her 4 times saying about her doing A LEvels Maths amazing because my daughter couldn’t sit any of her exams due to anxiety and because she was attending school full time completely amazed and just shows they lie or just completely get it wrong I’m so stressed and up set they have described a complete different child I feel they have based there  decision on a A level student which is not true I feel the whole process needs to be scraped and started again but if they do that how long do we have to wait !!!! Complete shock complete joke !!
soooo Mad     


  • nrichnrich Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Iv put she was attending school , she hasn’t been attending , also she has statement which I didn’t mention !! How the hell could she ever get into 6 th form and be an A Level student I’m so angry
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I'm one of the community champions here on scope. DLA and PIP are different benefits with different criteria. PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors.

    I'm assuming she hasn't been awarded, is that correct? If so then your next step is to request the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) within one month of the date of the decision. You should put that in writing stating where and why you think she should  have scored those points. Adding a couple of real life examples of what happened the last time she attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to her. Send relevant evidence with the letter to support her claim because they rarely contact anyone for this.

    I wouldn't advise starting the process all over again because using the same evidence you just used will very likely see another refusal.

    You should avoid mentioning any lies when writing the MR letter because they won't be interested in any of those, they will only be interested in where and why she should have scored those points. Any complaints about the report should be sent the health assessment providers.

    Do be aware that most MR decisions remain the same so you'll very likely have to take it to Tribunal, waiting times are huge across most of the country and a lot of people are waiting about a year for a hearing date.

    Finally, have a read of this link because it will give you some understanding of the PIP descriptors and what they mean.

    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: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @nrich and a warm welcome to the community! Is there anything further we can do to help?

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