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Hi, my name is mart62!

mart62 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I’ve just transferred from DLA to pip, I’ve lost around 70 pounds a month. It seems just because I work part time and travel to one place of work. I can plan a route. I think I’m being punished for working. Just because I didn’t show any sighs of depression and on a low dose of tablet, they discounted my depression. Also my tinnitus I’m losing sleep, but I still work. I’m just confused what to do. I have multiple conditions. IE as above conditions also osteoarthritis in back and knee, plus  dupuytrens contracts which is hand are curved. Please advise. I’ve heard if you challenge the discision I could lose my award all together. I also have dyslexia. 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,783 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    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. Although people do work and claim PIP if the work you do contradicts the reasons why you're claiming PIP then it can go against you.

    Although most MR decisions remain the same, there's also a chance you could lose everything you already have and of course your award could be increased too but there's just 15% chance of the decision changing. No one on an internet forum can tell you whether there's any risks to your current award by requesting the MR and you'll need face to face advice for this.

    Whether you'll score any points for following and planning a journey will totally depend on how your conditions affect you. As no one knows exactly how your affected only yourself then it's difficult to give any advice here.

    As most MR decisions remain the same then you'll likely have to take it to Tribunal. Waiting times are huge in most areas and lots of people are waiting about a year for a hearing date. Appearing in person will give you the best chance of a decision in your favour. Do also remember that PIP and DLA are different benefits, with different criteria.

    Good luck what ever you decide.

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,880 Disability Gamechanger
    @mart62 Hello and welcome to the community its nice to have new members. I see Poppy has given you her advice I wish you luck in whatever you decide to do
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Ails
    Ails Member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mart62 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  I'm sorry to hear of your present situation and your health struggles.  I hope you found Poppy's advice to be helpful.  If there is anything else we can do to help/support you then please just let us know.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)