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charlotte441charlotte441 Member Posts: 45 Connected
I just would like to thanks a few of you lovely people for giving me great advice, as it’s made me get my award review claim on the road for a few years. my sister brother has a lot of mental health issues and they didn’t give him any points for need promoting for taking medication but he forgets every day to take it as his memory with his ADHD is bad! can he question it and add it on his award review as his letter has got sent out. he should of been awarded points for it. he’s on enhanced for daily living that’s all. If anyone can let me no I will pass it onto him. or will they say no sorry it wasn’t on your first claim” there going through all the paperwork to see if it was or wasn’t. thanks to everyone that replies to this post. Much appreciated!

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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,215 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @charlotte441 - if he has been awarded the enhanced rate for activities for daily living, then adding only 1 point for taking medication doesn't help much. If he's going through a review, there's no harm in adding that he needs prompting to take his meds. With any review, as much detail as was given in the initial claim form should be given, & this can also be added. It doesn't matter if the help he needs taking his meds wasn't mentioned previously. Hope this helps.
    Pleased people have been able to help yourself with their advice.  :)
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,643 Disability Gamechanger
    A change of circs is only a change of circs if it could reasonably be believed to be likely  to lead to a change in the benefit awarded. As enhanced rate is already in place they simply won’t address any further changes you advise them of. Also once 12 points have been achieved they’ve no legal obligation to go any further.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and I am glad you have found the help useful for yourself, as others have mentioned your brother already has the enhanced award so there is nothing to gain from adding the further information.
  • charlotte441charlotte441 Member Posts: 45 Connected
    @mikehughescq
    @chiarieds
    @janer1967

    you 3 have been great will all your advice thank you guys. so just treat the award review like a new claim? someone said if nothing has changed just tick that box. Or is it worth putting in as much as possible. for him, also guys just a quick one ...... with my special needs they said it’s a life long condition is that one of the reasons they gave it me? The DM said it was a big factor “
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again 

    Nobody knows why the DM gave it you but yes being a lifelong condition could be a factor but more so how that condition affects your daily living. Somebody could have a lifelong condition that has no impact on daily living so wouldn't count

    Yes you can tick box no change but I would still put all the details down as well 


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,643 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s absolutely crucial to treat a review like you would a new claim in terms of the additional detail. Ticking “no change” and then writing “no change” or nothing is a guarantee the review will be referred to a HCP for a further assessment.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,215 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @charlotte441 - They should give as much detail with a review as an initial claim form. As you know, the review form is much shorter, so just add any necessary continuation sheets at the end, with their name & National Insurance number written at the top of each added page. :)
  • charlotte441charlotte441 Member Posts: 45 Connected
    @mikehughescq thank you. for all your advice it’s highly appreciated! we will just treat his claim like a new claim adding a lot in. hopefully he will get it again. once again thanks :) 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @charlotte441, I hope it all goes okay and please do let us know how you get on. :)
    Scope

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