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Hi, my name is Smcoll1984! Can a face to face assessment diagnose muscle wastage?

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Smcoll1984
Smcoll1984 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited September 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi just joined and looking for advice for my PIP tribunal tomorrow. Basically can a face to face assessment diagnose muscle wastage? The assor said I had significantly reduced power in my left and right leg 
But also said no muscle wastage. The decision maker appears to be using the assors score of 12 points for mobility to reduce it to 0 points because it says no muscle wastage

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    What the assessor or decision maker said makes no difference now because you are at Tribunal stage. What you should have done was put all of that behind you because it's in the past.
    The Tribunal will want to know exactly how your conditions affect you in your own words. I can't tell you what you'll be asked because i know nothing about your case or how your conditions affect you. If you don't understand any questions they ask then ask them to repeat it.
    They don't always give the decision on the day, if this happens it's nothing to worry about. They will send the decision letter to you within a few days.
    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.
  • Smcoll1984
    Smcoll1984 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you its a super complicated situation! But I am hoping it's purely about meeting the pip criteria. My dla went in my favour earlier in the year so just need to get this one behind me and get back to some normality after  3 yrs and 3 months of fighting.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    How have things been for you more recently @Smcoll1984? I appreciate it has been a little while since you last posted on this thread now.

    I want to make sure you have access to the support you need and deserve but I am aware that things might have changed for you since.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything to help. We are all here for you  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
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