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Assessment report indicated I'd get ER for daily living and mobility but I didn't get awarded either

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michellematt90
michellematt90 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited May 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi guys looking for some advice if I can. So I put my claim into pip in the beginning of November last year had my telephone assessment in December and it took them until April to make a decision! I requested a copy of my assessment report in the interim and from the descriptors given I would have been entitled to ER for both care and mobility. When the decision finally came to my shock I was awarded anything! The descriptors given where completely different to the ones given my Capita!! I have obviously put a MR in and have been waiting 5 weeks now already. Has anybody else had this happen and it be over turned? 

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  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2021
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    Hi @michellematt90 and a warm welcome to our online community!

    I'm sorry the award decision didn't go with the report recommendations, I can imagine that was really disappointing.  This has happened to many others on our community, but I believe the success rate of MR's currently stands at around 17% so there is hope. 

    When you submitted your MR did you outline the PIP activities/descriptors where you believed you should have scored points?  It's always useful to familiarise yourself with these and work on providing evidence to show exactly how your impairment impacts you/your ability to carry out specific activities.  If you ever need to access free local advice, you can find welfare advice organisations close by via the Advice Local website.  

    Please let us know how the MR decision goes and if you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to ask away.  Good luck.  
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  • michellematt90
    michellematt90 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you for the quick response. Yes I did give details off all the things in which they marked me wrong yet the medical assessor had marked me right. It’s soo frustrating! I am not holding out much hope with the MR but I am totally prepared to take it to tribunal. I have a benign cyst on my brain which has made daily life almost impossible due to the severe headaches and dizziness. My surgeon is currently using the wait and see approach and trying to manage it with medication rather than do a massively risky surgery. It’s just all getting to much for me at the moment.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,153 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @michellemat - & welcome to this friendly & supportive community. I can imagine your decision letter would indeed have been a shock. As Cher says, unfortunately most decisions stay the same with a MR, but good for you in wanting to appeal to a tribunal if needed. I'm also sorry to read about the problems you're facing. Please do use this forum to talk here any time, & of course let us know how your MR goes. If you do appeal, the good news is that many more people have success with this. :)
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,093 Disability Gamechanger
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    hi @michellematt90 and a warm welcome from me, the latest figures I have seen suggest that 40% of MR's succeed.
    Good luck.

    2024 Election won

  • michellematt90
    michellematt90 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hi guys just an update had a call from pip today. I was shocked as it is a Sunday and had my award over turned so I am entitled to enhanced for both!! I am absolutely over the moon I honestly thought I would have to take it to a proper appeal as they would reject my mandatory reconsideration 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Great news and thanks for sharing 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,153 Disability Gamechanger
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    That is good news @michellematt90 - thank you for the update, & congratulations. :)
  • michellematt90
    michellematt90 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you!! Just wanted to give someone else some hope that some mandatory reconsiderations are successful 
  • HeatherH84
    HeatherH84 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Brilliant news! x
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