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Advice on pip assesment report

ipp2375ipp2375 Member Posts: 14 Connected
Hi i have been reading comments on peoples reports.
I recieved my copy of my report, and alot of the infomation in it is inaccurate,my claim started on 6th october 2019, And my 1st assesment was cancelled as they said i was too unwell to be assesed, so they re arranged  another assesment at my home.
Im still waiting on a decision on my claim.
But now i know the information on my report is inaccurate do i contact them and say or do i just leave it and wait for my letter to say i was unsuccessful?
I never moved off the chair during my assesment,and the lady didnt go anywere apart from my livingroom and she has wrote i can cook myself as i have light weight utensils.And said she watched me walk over 50 metres but less than 200 with no pain. And i can climb in and out the bath myself, And i stood and touched my toes.Im 44 and havent been able to touch my toes in years, and that has nothing to do with my illness.
I dont want to annoy them,but the i information isnt right.
Thankyou for your time

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

    Have you looked for the dots next to the activities/descriptors to see what score may have been recommended? If you haven't then i'd advise you to do this and check against the PIP descriptors online. Using the PIP self test is much easier.

    They usually go with the report and rarely go against it. You will need to wait for a decision to made, once it has if you disagree then you'll have 1 month from that date to request the MR.

    When writing the MR i'd advise you not to mention any lies/contradictions that may have been told in the report because you can't prove what did or didn't happen during the assessment. You will need to write where and why you think you should have scored those points. Then add a couple of real life examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you.

    Send relevant evidence with the form to support your claim because they rarely contact anyone for this.



    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.
  • ipp2375ipp2375 Member Posts: 14 Connected
    Hi i have fibromyalgia and servere migraines. 
    I was sent for an assessment for pip, i called and asked could i have a home visit?and was told no, i get to the appointment  and get called in and was told i was to unwell to be assesed.They then gave me a home assesment, during this time i got get a letter to say i have to go for an assesment for universal credits, i call and ask for home visit, and was refused again, so off i go to the assesment again.And the lady assured me she wasny gonna put me in anymore pain than im oviously am just now,i was so happy lol.
    Today i get told im refused pip on daily living and mobility. And got an email from universal credits have accepted.and i am not fit for work or fit to do anything to get work.
    I dont know what to do, as the assesment lady for pip seemed such a lovely and i have just read her report and there is alot of things very untrue. She even said i could touch my toes, i havent been able to touch my toes for years .
    Thankyou in advance for any advice
  • scotleagscotleag Member Posts: 88 Courageous
    Hi there,

    As I'm sure others more experienced than me will point out PIP has actually nothing to do with work but is about how your disabilities affect your daily living. All I can say is fight it all the way. The report from my PIP assessment said I can wash my feet. Like you and your toes that's something I haven't been able to do for years. Put in a mandatory reconsideration request, brace yourself for a long wait for a response followed by rejection then appeal. There are people on here with years of experience of giving advice who will be able to help you do just that. All I can add is from my own experience if you can do it (if it comes to appeal) say you'll take a cancellation slot or early notice. I was told in January I might have another six months to wait (been rumbling on since last summer) but I said I'd take a cancellation and had my (successful) hearing this week. And if you can then attend the appeal no matter how nervous or frightened you may be. It can only help.

    Good luck
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ipp2375, sorry about the PIP decision. Have you considered appealing the decision? 

    You have 1 month from when you received the decision to request a mandatory reconsideration. This is done by giving three or four real life examples of how you do meet the criteria. It is important to focus on this rather than any inaccuracies that are in the report. 

    You can submit this online which is the quickest, but you can also write a letter.

    Here is more information about the appeal process.

    Please do let us know how you get on and if there is anything we can do to help. :)
    Community Partner
    Scope

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