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johnnyy85johnnyy85 Member Posts: 28 Listener
i have just recieved pip daily living 9 points and only 4 on mobility, i believe i shoul of had 10 points on mobility should i appeal this or leave the award which is due to be reviewed in 1 year 6 months ?

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,996 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 

    It is entirely your decision if you want to appeal then you need to put in a MR explaining where you think you should have scored more 

    Without knowing the detail it is hard to say maybe get some advice from CAB or welfare rights 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • johnnyy85johnnyy85 Member Posts: 28 Listener
    I’ll look into it just don’t want to lose what I have 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,996 Disability Gamechanger
    That's understandable will your condition remain the same or is it likely to get worse before your next review 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 77 Connected
    johnnyy85 said:
    I’ll look into it just don’t want to lose what I have 
    Just to help you out i have been awarded the exact same point like yours. I rang up and asked if i would lose my award if i do a mr and they said not at all. Last week i received a letter and have been awarded both enhanced. Only if you go to tribunal there is a risk of losing your award as it did happen to one of my family members.
  • johnnyy85johnnyy85 Member Posts: 28 Listener
    That’s good to know, did you ring up and they looked at it there and then ?
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 77 Connected
    No. Poppy has advised me a form. i have print it out and filled it with some additional evidence. This is the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/challenge-a-decision-made-by-the-department-for-work-and-pensions-dwp
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,923 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    No one on an internet forum can tell you whether you could score more points for a higher award or whether there's any risks to the award you already have. Whether you could score more points will totally depend on how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors.
    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.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 7,111 Disability Gamechanger
    The most common outcome of an MR is an unchanged award. Most common outcome at an appeal is a win but what a win looks/feels like to you may not be the case for another person. No idea where the idea comes from that you can only lose an award at appeal. You can lose an award at any point albeit the most likely outcome is that you will not. 

    I would once again plead with people to not listen to “advice” from staff in a call centre. They are not trained; often don’t even work for DWP and the advice mentioned sbiveks just wrong. 

    All that said, it depends entirely on the merits of your case. You’ve not explained why you think 10 points. Without that no-one can really comment one way or another. You may have an obvious case or you may have completely misunderstood the points scoring. 
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