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I've been awarded standard rate. Should I contest, as I was on enhanced previously?

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Trophyguy1957
Trophyguy1957 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited April 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I have just received my assessment for PIP, on standard rate for both 10 points total. I was on enhanced back in 2019 , I went to prison because my depression got me sent there as I was going to harm myself. Not go into details. I've got my full medical UC should I contest my pip for the other 2 points as I have progressive osteo arthritis which is debilitating and I was on enhanced previously.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,136 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,
    Have you had the decision yet or just a copy of the assessment report? If you haven’t then you’ll need to wait for the decision before you can request the Mandatory Reconsideration. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Trophyguy1957
    Trophyguy1957 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    I've had my decision and I will contact my social work team for help with my reconsideration hopefully
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @Trophyguy1957 :)

    If you feel as though you have evidence, such as recent real world examples, to demonstrate why you should score the extra points, then it could be worth submitting an MR, yes. You can refresh yourself on the PIP descriptors on pipinfo.net

    It's good that you may be able to get some support with this from your social work team. You can also find other forms of expert advice by looking on advicelocal.uk.

    I understand that you might not want to go into details about what happened previously regarding your mental health. I was just wondering how you're feeling now? Are you receiving enough support to help you manage your mental health at the moment? If you'd prefer to talk about this privately, you can email us on community@scope.org.uk :) 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    I have just received my assessment for PIP, on standard rate for both 10 points total. I was on enhanced back in 2019 , ..should I contest my pip for the other 2 points..
    The fact you had enhanced rate previously is not relevant. The issue is simply whether you score enough points now to qualify. If you wish to challenge it getting help will be sensible.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • AndrewHall
    AndrewHall Community member Posts: 287 Pioneering
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    If you were on enhanced and there is no change of circumstances, you should take it all the way to the Tribunal to get back your previous award.
    Never allow DWP assertions to define you. They never have evidence of your true circumstances.
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