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PIP Assessment

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,530 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ Chris8765 - welcome to the community. Can we help you with a query about your PIP assessment?
  • Chris8765
    Chris8765 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    edited October 11
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,779 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,
    The assessor hasn't scored you any points. The only person that can score you points is a decision maker. The report is a recommendation based on the assessors opinion of everything you sent, including your assessment. Although they do mostly go with the report, they don't always and it has been know for them to go against it.
    Once the decision's been made, if you disagree then you can request the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) and then a different decision maker will look at all your evidence again and make another decision.
    Is this a first time PIP claim and did you get some expert advice before applying to see if you definitely qualify? PIP and LCWRA are 2 completely different benefits with different criteria.

  • Chris8765
    Chris8765 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Yes first time claiming it 

    poppy123456 said:
    HI,
    The assessor hasn't scored you any points. The only person that can score you points is a decision maker. The report is a recommendation based on the assessors opinion of everything you sent, including your assessment. Although they do mostly go with the report, they don't always and it has been know for them to go against it.
    Once the decision's been made, if you disagree then you can request the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) and then a different decision maker will look at all your evidence again and make another decision.
    Is this a first time PIP claim and did you get some expert advice before applying to see if you definitely qualify? PIP and LCWRA are 2 completely different benefits with different criteria.


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