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Mandatory reconsideration

nicoleleexnicoleleex Member Posts: 9 Listener
Hey this is a long one, I applied for pip back in october finally got my phone appointment and scored no points atol, put in a mr 5 weeks ago still not heard back yet, but my phycitrist has gave me a letter stating that I have complex trauma disorder (ptsd) and struggle to leave the house, I scored 29 out off 32 on the core 10 and that's severe physiological distress , I also have arthritis in my spine, a buldging disc, and degenerative disc disease,  I also have systemic mastositosis. I have had to get ambulance out and get needles in my bum and back cause I cant move my back or my legs I also have nerve damage, I have all the medical evidence etc, dose anyone think this would be enough to change there mind, I'm on loads of pain killers cant even take my kids to school and nursery cause some days I cant get out my bed!   I'm only 26 x


  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,775 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP isn't about what's wrong with you but how it impacts your daily living/mobility, around 40% of MR's get an award, but be prepared to go to appeal try and get welfare rights to help if you need to.
    You should expect to hear something from them re:MR in the next couple of weeks.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,192

    Scope community team

    Hello @nicoleleex

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

    It seems as though you are finding daily activities and mobility difficult at the minute, I hope the MR goes your way, but if you feel as though you need further help with ultimately being awarded your claim, places like Advice Local or Welfare Rights are good options. As above, it's important to remember that PIP isn't really about a diagnosis, it's more about the way in which your conditions impact your ability to do the tasks mentioned in the descriptors.

    Do you have any support in place at the minute to manage your mental health and daily tasks? You spoke of sometimes struggling to get your kids to school, do you live with anybody else who is there to take them in those eventualities?
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  • nicoleleexnicoleleex Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi yes I have alot off people in everyday to help me my sons gran takes my son to school and there dad takes them to nursery, yeah I totally understand that, it's how it affects you. Fingers crossed I win the mr, it was welfare rights who put the mr in for me x
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