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PIP decision

kano7481kano7481 Member Posts: 33 Connected
edited June 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi everyone,

Today my sister recieved the decision letter for PIP , she was awarded enhaced moblity scoring 16 points and nothing for daily living scoring only 6 points , my sister suffer from epilepsy she have unwarned tonic colonic seizures almost every day , she needs continuous supervision and help for everything , she was always awarded dla high care for more than 10 years.
The DM say she have to wear a padded helmet when going to the toilet so when she fall she will not get harmed when she hit her head by the sink again ( because this incident happend to her before ) , and wear a helmet and knee protection so when she have a seisure and fall will not get hurt , and that the presence of someone will not avoid seizures anyway so she doesnt need supervision , are this reasons logic or a nonsense ?
We have asked for a copy of the assessment report as it seems there is some lies and some twisting and missing information like they say she can eat without supervision because she never had shocking incident but during the assessment my sister said yes I had many seizure during eating and shocked by food.
She wants to know please if she ask for mandatory reconsideration they will look again for both components or only the daily living ? As she doesnt want to lose the mobility award.

Thank you

Replies

  • debsidoodebsidoo Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    Hi @kano7481
    Does your sister need someone to get her up off the floor after a seizure? If so you could point this out at Mandatory Reconsideration It May get you the extra couple of points you need but there are no guarantees.
      Good luck Debsidoo.x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,841 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Yes when requesting the MR they will look at the whole award again. No one on an internet forum can tell you if there's any risks to her current award when requesting the MR.

    If she decides to request it then she needs to put it in writing stating where she thinks she should have score those points and her reasons why. Adding 2-3 examples of what happened the last time she attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to her.

    This link will tell you what's in your area for face to face advice.

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • kano7481kano7481 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    debsidoo said:
    Hi @kano7481
    Does your sister need someone to get her up off the floor after a seizure? If so you could point this out at Mandatory Reconsideration It May get you the extra couple of points you need but there are no guarantees.
      Good luck Debsidoo.x
    Thank you for your reply, yes she needs help after seizure to get her up and help walking as she become very weak , feel pain ,confused and semi conscious , and need help change her clothes as she wet herself during seizures.
  • kano7481kano7481 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    Hi,

    Yes when requesting the MR they will look at the whole award again. No one on an internet forum can tell you if there's any risks to her current award when requesting the MR.

    If she decides to request it then she needs to put it in writing stating where she thinks she should have score those points and her reasons why. Adding 2-3 examples of what happened the last time she attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to her.

    This link will tell you what's in your area for face to face advice.

    Thank you for all the details and advices.
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