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Help with MR for pip

cdf99cdf99 Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi everyone I’m looking for some advice on what to write in my mandatory reconsideration letter, I had my award notice last week and I’ve been given standard mobility but only scored 6 for daily living, 
I need assistance to cook my meals as I have really bad arthritis in both hands, I only scored 2 points for this as they said I can cook a meal for 1, not sure how they can say that when all my meals are cooked for me, also I need help to get in and out of the bath or shower, so I would of expected 3 points but I only scored 2, I need help and assistance with my treatments and medication daily I use a pill box as I’m unable to twist the top of medication pots, I also need help twice a day to apply my prescription skin treatments. I was awarded nothing for this, any help of advice on what to say when I write my letter would be very much appreciated. 

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,388 Disability Gamechanger
    @cdf99 hi, the best thing is to point out where you didn't score points but thought you should have done and why, giving where possible a real life example of when you tried to do something and what happened.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,352 Disability Gamechanger
    @cdf99, hello and welcome, I have to agree with @woodbine, you have to remain focused on each of the descriptors which you think, believe you should have been given a higher score. Give real examples of what happens each time you try or attempt the descriptor. Remember you have to be able to,preform the descriptor safely, repeatedly and in a timely manner for 50% of your daily living. If you need extra time to submit your MR phone DWP and asked for an extension you may get a few extra weeks.
  • Girl_No1Girl_No1 Member Posts: 98 Courageous
    @cdf99 I would echo what both @woodbine and @wilko have advised. 

    Being completely focused on the descriptors on which I felt I'd been underscored worked for me.  In my Mandatory Reconsideration I referred to the information I had already supplied on my original application.  Where necessary, I added to that information to give a fuller picture of how I cope/don't cope.

    The MR telephone call was very short, less than ten minutes, and the DM was completely focused on the descriptors I'd questioned. 

    The outcome was I was moved from Standard Daily to Enhanced Daily plus Standard Mobility.

    As the others have said, focus really is the key!   Good luck with your MR. 
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