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I keep getting the wrong point score, even after contesting my award. Any advice?

chrislawson425chrislawson425 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 31 in PIP, DLA and AA
I keep on having to contents my award with PIP, they keep on giving me the wrong point score and I have told honestly how my condition affects me, I'm Hemiplic down my left side which means that I have only really got use of my right side, every time I contest the decision t6hey come back with the same award.

is there any advise someone could give me as they don't seem to understand.


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Have you put in a mandatory reconsideration? 

    That is first stage to appeal a decision if that isnt successful and most often they are not you can go to tribunal 

    You need to understand the descriptors and how you are affected in the first instance 
  • chrislawson425chrislawson425 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I have Janer1967, more than twice now.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Whar have you done twice ? 
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,356 Disability Gamechanger
    @chrislawson425, Hello Chris, I don’t expect that the assessor is awarding you the wrong points, it maybe the information, and evidence you submitted with your application is leading the assessor to the awarding of the points because the information or evidence supports the awarded points. Do you sent enough medical factual evidence a official diagnosis with hospital, consultant letters confirming your diagnosis. Have you had an health OT assessment of your needs for the daily living activities. Submitting as much information, evidence documentation,confirmation of your disability, and diagnosis and abilities relating to each of the descriptors giving examples of what does happen each time you attempt or try to preform each of the descriptors. Bearing in mind the safety aspect ,mother length of time to complete and your ability to repeat such activities.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,039

    Scope community team

    I'm sorry you continue not to get the award you're expecting @chrislawson425. Have you sought any expert advice? 

    Just to make you aware, I've moved your post into our PIP category and renamed it slightly. 
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,628 Disability Gamechanger
    @wilko confirmation of diagnosis is almost always irrelevant unless the DWP make an explicit statement in a decision that the claimant does not have a physical or mental condition etc. I've seen a grand total of 2 of those in 35 years and most WROs I know have never come across DWP doing that ever. 

    The actual issue is how your present your information on the PIP 2. Keep doing it the same way and you will get the same outcome. Lots of people on here then move onto the "don't forget to tell them how your condition affects you". Again, that's not the issue. 

    The issue is around whether you have presented real world examples of incidents which have occurred when attempted to reliably perform each points scoring activity. 
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,356 Disability Gamechanger
    @mikehughescq, thanks I did my MR I sent in a  letter my Neurologist sent to my employer reference to my future abilities. It stated that my conditions would worsen,I had balance and mobility issues. I had stated his in my application for a change of circumstances and gave detailed information in relation to each activity/descriptor on the application form. But the assessor presumed, assumed that because I was able to use a boot and class3 mobility scooters and drive an automatic car I should be able to preform the said activities. I was awarded the same standard care, 8 points. I sent a 10 page printed MR giving details of where and why I should have been awarded points . Also I mentioned that I felt discriminated against plus my 6 & 8 year old grand sons can use either scooters of which one is disabled himself. My MR new award was enhanced daily living 14 points . The extra points where given in exactly as I put in my MR except the budgeting activity.
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