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ISHALPERN
ISHALPERN Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited December 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi Scope, I need some help and advice regarding PIP. I have been refused ny claim with zero points. I have since proceeded with a Mandatory Reconsideration and again, I have been refused with zero points. I have a number of  medical conditions and i am suffering severely. I have the back up of my Drs surgery. My specialist at the hospital  as well as My Support worker and I dont understand why I have not been accepted. I also asked the Citizens Advice to have a look at my claim before sending it in and they said that i do not need th ere help as they couldn't of completed the application form  any better. Do i just give up? as if im honest the stress and upset is adding to my depression.  Thank you for taking the time to read this.  Ilona Halpern 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,533 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi
    PIP is not awarded based on any diagnosis. It’s how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activities based on the PIP descriptors.

    Drs/consultants etc will have very little knowledge of the criteria. They also don’t spend any time with you know how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors.

    We can’t tell you whether you qualify because no one here knows exactly how your conditions affect you. 

    Your next step is Tribunal but before doing that you should get some expert advice from welfare rights and any other agency near you. For this start here https://advicelocal.uk/
  • ISHALPERN
    ISHALPERN Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you I will look into these agencies.  I am aware that it works on how u cope with every day tasks but even though i have given them alot of examples how my disability effects me, I still have not been awarded any points.  
  • bekindalways
    bekindalways Member Posts: 130 Courageous
    Hello @ISHALPERN, just taking a break from making my Christmas Cards and wanted to say hi and welcome to the Forum. I'm really sorry to hear that you've been awarded 0 points. Fingers crossed that you manage to get some help and advice regarding this. Poppies suggestions are spot on as always. @poppy123456 It's nice to see you back. X
  • Libby_Scope
    Libby_Scope Posts: 635

    Scope community team

    ISHALPERN said:
    Hi Scope, I need some help and advice regarding PIP. I have been refused ny claim with zero points. I have since proceeded with a Mandatory Reconsideration and again, I have been refused with zero points. I have a number of  medical conditions and i am suffering severely. I have the back up of my Drs surgery. My specialist at the hospital  as well as My Support worker and I dont understand why I have not been accepted. I also asked the Citizens Advice to have a look at my claim before sending it in and they said that i do not need th ere help as they couldn't of completed the application form  any better. Do i just give up? as if im honest the stress and upset is adding to my depression.  Thank you for taking the time to read this.  Ilona Halpern 
    Hi @ISHALPERN :) 

    Welcome to the community, how are you today?

    I'm really sorry to hear about your PIP experience, I can imagine it's been stressful and frustrating for you over the past few months. As @poppy123456 mentioned, it might be worthwhile reaching out to your local welfare advice/support team, as they will be able to provide you some advice and feedback with regards to your application. If you did feel comfortable with going ahead with a tribunal, there is a lot of resources out there to help you with this process. I've listed a few below and I hope you find them useful :):

    A lot of our other members have had similar experiences to yourself, and they might be able to help and offer some advice. Therefore, I will move your post into our PIP/DLA/AA section, in the hope that our members will share their experiences with you. 

    Please remember, that there is always an opportunity to go to a tribunal to progress your case, so if you have any further questions with regards to that process, please just let us know :) 

    Libby
    Online Community Information Coordinator
    Scope

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