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Hi, my name is Polo! I have requested a MR as the decision was awful

PoloPolo Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 24 in PIP, DLA and AA
Can anyone help my understand 
I have requested a MR as the decision was awful they scored zero points on all the pip assessments.  I provided evidence and told them about my aids and assistance from friends but Capita but there own nonsense in . It looked like it was not my assessments and copied and pasted. 
I am still waiting for MR decision it has now been 8 weeks for this decision and total 26 weeks since date of claim.
How long will they take as I was told 10 or 12 weeks and I am in my 8 week.
They have been provided with more evidence as well.
My sight is very bad cataract in one eye causing my vision to blurred,yellow cannot see and other eye I've had a cataract the lens in causing issues like spotting and yellow blurred 
vision . 
I don't understand this pip process it seems incorrect to who they give it to. 


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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,139 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    There are long delays due to covid and backlogs so unfortunately it is a waiting game I would wait till you get to the 12 weeks you were advised and give them a call if you haven't heard 

    I am vision impaired blind in one eye and cataract and other issues in other eye and registered partially sighted 

    The issue maybe that cataract can be corrected with surgery and to get PIP your condition needs to be likely to last 9 months after assessment at least 

    I'm not saying this is why as I dont know your prognosis but PIP is about how your condition affects you and not the diagnosis as every individual 8s different 

    I do get PIP but I also am wheelchair bound as well as other conditions and vision 

    Let us know how you get on and just ask if any further questions 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,114

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    Hello @Polo

    Welcome to the community, glad you've joined us. 

    I'm sorry that you had a poor experience with the initial phase of your claim, I hope the MR goes better for you. 

    Did you provide anecdotal evidence of how your sight impacts you on a daily basis? And did you relate these anecdotes to the descriptors to explain why you should get the points for them?
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  • PoloPolo Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you for your help.
    RNIB helped me with further evidence and descriptor with an how my eye sight is effect on a daily basis.
    Just think they don't have any understanding of what a day is like for me .
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,114

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    I see, I hope you found RNIB helpful @Polo, but you might find it better to seek advice from somewhere like Advice Local or CAB.

    As lovely as the RNIB are, they can be quite hit and miss on some matters (speaking from experience). That's not to say you will have received bad advice, you just may receive more expertise from the places above.
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,575 Disability Gamechanger
    I have to agree with @Ross_Scope here. RNIB have a surprising lack of insight into individual eye conditions and their specific impacts. They tend to work with a model of "if you have x then you will have y and z problems" but that's not how any health conditions work and it sure as heck isn't how sight loss or sight impairement works as there are large environmental issues at play as well as everything else. 

    You''re doubly hit because sensory loss claims for PIP are vastly below where they should be and the level of knowledge of the basics amongst HCPs and DMs could be politely described as negligible. Thus you have to work twice as hard to use a PIP 2 to explain everything from scratch and of course that's twice of hard in the first place because of your impairment. 

    Essentially do not pin your hopes on an MR in this instance. You are likely off to appeal and you absolutely will need representation on the day. 

  • PoloPolo Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Did not get the MR it has failed.

    Still so many mistakes they have not listening to .
    They are using the word suggests and ignored what I have written down plus the RNIB.
    They have said I must be blind or partially blind. 
    So I am going to Appeal .
    Please can anyone help me as I don't know what I have to do and where I get a representative from .
    I find this discrimination towards people with sight disability. 



  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,139 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry your mr failed 

    Cinract welfare rights and get some help with taking it to tribunal 

    I would advise against the discrimination as lots of people get PIP who have sight problems so this would have no recognition 

    I got points for my sight issues last review and at the time wasnt registered as partially sighted but they did have a letter from my consultant detailing I was blind in one eye and limited in other 

    Fingers crossed hope you find some help 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,990

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    Hi @Polo

    Ah, I'm sorry to hear that, it must be really disheartening but please try not to lose hope.  You can access free independent advice to help with your appeal by visiting Advice Local.  Just enter your postcode and select 'Welfare benefits' from the drop down list, and a list of close by organisations will appear on the next webpage. 

    Good luck and please keep us posted with how you get on.
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