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Worst IAS report possible OVERTURNED

disbutveryabled
disbutveryabled Member Posts: 10 Listener
Hi,

I am writing here because I recognise that a lot of people don't return if they get a positive claim, so I am here to share my experiences. 

I have severe ADHD, anxiety, depression and Aspergers Syndrome. My telephone assessment took 1hr and 40mins to complete, where I answered questions that I prepared for well in advance (something which caused me great distress as I did this application unsupported). The IAS report stated that I basically lied about everything, and that ill assumptions (such as acknowledging my eye contact during a telephone-only itnerview) were made in an attempt to palm me off.

I sat down with the IAS report, listed every single descrepency and how I felt I was being discriminated against due to said discrepency, and then expanded on the truth, including where possible proof. I then called PIP and listed all of this (this took over 2hrs on the phone, not including the "mandatory" 50min call wait. It wasn't easy, as someone who was doing this alone, I had to be sure that I wasn't miscommunicating my needs.

Today (21/12/2021) I got a phone call from PIP to state I had been awarded, and that, in particular, the IAS report raised "a lot of eyebrows". It shows to prove that: 1) as someone who suffers from ADHD, in particular, its important to persevere and remain pro-active, even when the depression makes you feel like stalling (most of the time, all it can take is a reconsideration along with the list of discrepencies). 2) you can have ADHD and claim PIP, but you need to be clear in how even little things that mildly annoy you can affect you (these may be little things to you, like things slipping out of your hand due to spasms) but to PIP it could mean you have problems performing a variety of tasks, and 3) if you advocate for your disability, get involved with the Scope community and follow the process to the letter, you will stand a significantly higher chance of winning an award. I wouldn't have been able to do this on my own without the long evenings spent reading on these forums. 

Feel free to ask me anything, I'll stick around and answer questions the best I can.

~Disbutveryabled 

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  • Libby_Scope
    Libby_Scope Posts: 736

    Scope community team

    Hi,

    I am writing here because I recognise that a lot of people don't return if they get a positive claim, so I am here to share my experiences. 

    I have severe ADHD, anxiety, depression and Aspergers Syndrome. My telephone assessment took 1hr and 40mins to complete, where I answered questions that I prepared for well in advance (something which caused me great distress as I did this application unsupported). The IAS report stated that I basically lied about everything, and that ill assumptions (such as acknowledging my eye contact during a telephone-only itnerview) were made in an attempt to palm me off.

    I sat down with the IAS report, listed every single descrepency and how I felt I was being discriminated against due to said discrepency, and then expanded on the truth, including where possible proof. I then called PIP and listed all of this (this took over 2hrs on the phone, not including the "mandatory" 50min call wait. It wasn't easy, as someone who was doing this alone, I had to be sure that I wasn't miscommunicating my needs.

    Today (21/12/2021) I got a phone call from PIP to state I had been awarded, and that, in particular, the IAS report raised "a lot of eyebrows". It shows to prove that: 1) as someone who suffers from ADHD, in particular, its important to persevere and remain pro-active, even when the depression makes you feel like stalling (most of the time, all it can take is a reconsideration along with the list of discrepencies). 2) you can have ADHD and claim PIP, but you need to be clear in how even little things that mildly annoy you can affect you (these may be little things to you, like things slipping out of your hand due to spasms) but to PIP it could mean you have problems performing a variety of tasks, and 3) if you advocate for your disability, get involved with the Scope community and follow the process to the letter, you will stand a significantly higher chance of winning an award. I wouldn't have been able to do this on my own without the long evenings spent reading on these forums. 

    Feel free to ask me anything, I'll stick around and answer questions the best I can.

    ~Disbutveryabled 
    Hello @Disbutveryabled :)          

    Thank you for coming on here and for sharing your positive experiences with regards to your PIP application. That's fantastic news and I'm really happy all your research and hard work with regards to appealing payed off. It's great that you advocated for yourself and really highlighted the requirement for gaining PIP support. 

    I hope this outcome means you can truly relax now and enjoy the Christmas period. 

    Libby
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  • family33
    family33 Member Posts: 80 Listener
  • family33
    family33 Member Posts: 80 Listener
    @disbutveryabled
    Hi ,how long did your MR take ?
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,130 Pioneering
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,349 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for sharing 
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 813

    Scope community team

    Hi @disbutveryabled thanks for sharing your experience, that's great to hear :) I'm sure our members will find it very useful to read if they're experiencing something similar.
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  • disbutveryabled
    disbutveryabled Member Posts: 10 Listener
    family33 said:
    @disbutveryabled
    Hi ,how long did your MR take ?
    7-8 weeks
  • family33
    family33 Member Posts: 80 Listener
    family33 said:
    @disbutveryabled
    Hi ,how long did your MR take ?
    7-8 weeks
    Thankyou

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