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Sorry_Susan
Sorry_Susan Community member Posts: 58 Courageous
Dad's PIP was turned down. Hopping mad and super sad. I gave written the letter to ask to re-consider and attached a doctor's report that was written after our appointment. Just so fed-up.

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  • littleacorn
    littleacorn Community member Posts: 378 Pioneering
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    Don't give up. Sometimes but not very often they overturn the decision with mandatory reconsideration. If they dont then move to the next stage. Read as much as you can from others who have been through it. There are many on "Benefits and Work" forum who have experience. There is a charge of less than £20 but well worth it. I have used it for my own PIP getting enhanced care and mobility and ESA twice in support group without a medical (ESA only). Good luck!
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    This must be very frustrating @Sorry_Susan! Have you been able to submit a Mandatory Reconsideration letter? Please do let us know how you get on and if there is anything we can do to help. 
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  • Sorry_Susan
    Sorry_Susan Community member Posts: 58 Courageous
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    I have submitted the Reconsideration letter within a week. It must have taken me 15 hours+ to draft and polish it.
    My daughter's condition has also worsened significantly and I feel a bit like Sysiphus.
    Trying to stay positive, but is sure is difficult.
  • worried33
    worried33 Community member Posts: 517 Pioneering
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    Speaking as someone who has had two successful reconsiderations, I will say try to be positive
  • Sorry_Susan
    Sorry_Susan Community member Posts: 58 Courageous
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    Just heard that they received our letter and the lead time is 10 weeks! Guess in this Covid19 crises it matters little as we are housebound in any case. Just difficult to keep spirits up. Thanks for encouraging words @worried33
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    Really hope it's a positive outcome for you @Sorry_Susan
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  • Sorry_Susan
    Sorry_Susan Community member Posts: 58 Courageous
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    Had a call from DWP today. Enhanced rate for moving about and standard for daily living. I appealed but DWP made this offer before tribunal. Not bad considering we.scored zero after the initial assesment.
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's good news @Sorry_Susan The MR was definitely worth it :)
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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    Amazing @Sorry_Susan! I'm glad you didn't have to go through with the tribunal. Are you happy with the outcome? :)
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  • pinkrose
    pinkrose Community member Posts: 59 Courageous
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    @Sorry_Susan so pleased for you , great news . x
  • Sorry_Susan
    Sorry_Susan Community member Posts: 58 Courageous
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    @Chloe_scope well pleased, will do a change of circumstances as soon as OT assesment is done.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Sorry_Susan Great news 

    Just wondered why you were doing a change of circumstances as this could risk what you have just been awarded 
  • Sorry_Susan
    Sorry_Susan Community member Posts: 58 Courageous
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    .@janer1967
    She should qualify for full daily living allowance as well but we are waiting for an OT assesment visit at home. Lady at PIP said that we have to take their offer or leave it and go to tribunal. They are not prepared to wait another week for the OT assesment report to see if it will affect their offer.

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,173 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Sorry_Susan - about the DWP's 'offer,' please read this thread on the same subject. Certainly consider this post before putting in for a change of circumstances. Please see: https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/72633/dwp-made-an-offer?_ga=2.26657531.756640953.1594920585-462006494.1594920585
    Hope this helps.

  • Sorry_Susan
    Sorry_Susan Community member Posts: 58 Courageous
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    Thanks .@charieds will read and consider very carefully
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