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Pip decioin letter 😣

Roger2178Roger2178 Member Posts: 12 Listener
Hi I have just recieved my pip award letter where they scored me 0 points on both I can not believe how the report is full of lies!!
Just wanted to ask as I am going for  a M.R and would It be useful to get my medical notes and attach them with my appeal form
Or what other evidence could I attach as I have 2 slipped discs and all i have is my medicines and my physio noted i do not know what else i can do  


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,131 Disability Gamechanger

    PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors.

    When requesting the MR i'd advise you to put this in writing stating where you think you should have scored those points and your reasons why. Adding a couple of real life examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you.

    You should avoid mentioning any lies/contradictions that may have been told in the report because DWP/Tribunal won't be interested in any of those. Any complaints about the report should be sent to the health assessment providers.

    Sending all your medical records isn't going to help your claim because a lot of medical records contain information that isn't relevant and they won't read piles of evidence. You're better off looking through your medical records and seeing if there's anything in there that's relevant to send.

    Do be aware that most MR decisions remain the same so you'll very likely have to take it to Tribunal/ Appearing in person will give you the best chance of a decision in your favour, the only downside is waiting times are huge across most of the country and lots are waiting a year and more for a hearing date.

    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Roger2178, I'm really sorry to hear this! I hope the advice @poppy123456 has given you will help you with the appeal.

    We have loads of members who have been through this process so you don't have to do this alone. :)

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