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Is it worth sending pip award letter to UC?

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MissKittenMeow
MissKittenMeow Community member Posts: 13 Listener
Hi I have recently been awarded pip (standard daily living and enhanced mobility).
Process took 3 months from first phone call until award text and I have understood that my pip journey has been rather uncomplicated compared to other posts on this forum. My problematic journey lies with uc. I filled my uc50 form in 7 months ago, had the assessment and awarded lcw and not lcwra. Got the report sent to me which was full of inaccurate information and a couple of flat out lies which I have no idea where the assessor got it from. The lies aren't even things that could have been misunderstood as I very clearly stated the opposite several times in the call. I have asked for mandatory reconsideration and sent in a "corrected" report with all other information I can think of. Is it worth sending UC the award letter as further proof of my issues? Im worried that it might just annoy them or have no influence whatsoever?

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there 

    You can send it but they are different benefits with different criteria 

    From my own experience they had no interest in fact I got pip but it won't do any harm sending a copy 
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,948 Disability Gamechanger
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    I sent my UC assessment report to PIP and they referred to it many times in my PIP report. 
    The award letter alone isn't likely to be very helpful but the break down and assessment report might be. 

    I can't see any harm in it either way <3 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Biblioklept said: I can't see any harm in it either way <3 
    It could do harm if the PIP award letter itself contains inaccuracies about the way OP is affected by their health.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,985 Disability Gamechanger
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    One declared me physically and mentally unfit for work with PIP

    That's not possible because PIP is nothing to do with your ability to work. People claim PIP and work.
    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.
  • MissKittenMeow
    MissKittenMeow Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    I'm sorry its taken so long to thank you guys for your response. Have had some rough weeks. Still waiting on decision on my MR been a lot longer than 12 weeks. 
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