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I've been awarded standard rate mobility and daily living. Not sure whether to go to tribunal?

mamah72
mamah72 Member Posts: 10 Listener
edited September 19 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I applied on the 12th of February,  on the 24th of June I was granted pip standard care. I did a mandatory reconsideration and was called on Monday 13th of september by a decision maker to ask if I had anything else to say. Today I recieved my MR letter and have been added standard rate mobility as well as standard for care . I still don't fully agree with the report so not sure whether to move forward and continue to appeal or not. But I hope people see you can recieve an award on your first assesment and that MR is worth it and does sometimes make a difference. 

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  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,413 Disability Gamechanger
    @mamah72, you have done as much as you can at present unless you want to take it onto tribunal level. Do you feel the award given fits your abilities if so then accept the award and if you needs or condition changes you can put in a change of circumstances a year or so down the award period. 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,508 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 19
    I have yet to come across anyone who fully agrees with a HCP report. It rather misses the point that the report is an opinion which results in a recommendation. It is not the decision. Disagreeing with some aspect of the report is totally irrelevant unless you can provide clear evidence to the contrary; the outcome would result in more points, and, those points would take you from zero to a rate or from standard to enhanced. 

    You need to forget the report and start by identifying the points you believe are missing and then look at whether that would have any impact. You also need to decide whether you are happy with the award length and whether you have a basis for dispute. 

    As you’re clearly not satisfied with the outcome why not lodge an appeal? It can be withdrawn at any point.
  • mamah72
    mamah72 Member Posts: 10 Listener
    @mikehughescq I think I am happy overall, listening to what others have been through I think I have had it fairly easy. I have been told my health will deteriorate but as @wilko suggests I can reassess again in a years time and see if I need to think again. As for now I am happy this part is over and I can now relax for a while. 

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