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Hi, my name is Bagpuss56! I'm asking for a review, does anyone have any advice?

Bagpuss56Bagpuss56 Member Posts: 19 Listener
edited January 5 in PIP, DLA and AA
My wife has had her pip reduced as DWP say that Chrohn's disease side effects are not within the scope of the descriptor, for instance, my wife cannot prepare or cook even simple foods as the smell makes her nauseous or violently sick, I am also disabled, and so we rely only on microwave foods, which my wife eats maybe once every two or three days, she scored 0 points and was told that her reasoning was outside the scope of the descriptor.
she is also horribly incontinent and rarely goes out as she just does not want to face people with such a risk and such bad smelling uncontrollable flatulence yet again 0 points and outside scope.
I am asking for a review, any help would be very useful.


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,985 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    For the MR request you should state exactly where she thinks she should have scored those points and her reasons why. Then add a couple of recent real world examples of what happened the last time she attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to her, adding who was with her, where it happened and a detailed explanation.

    If the MR decision doesn't change then it will be Tribunal after that. Difficult to advise further here because no one here knows exactly how her conditions affect her against the PIP descriptors.

    Expert advice would be useful here and for this start here. https://advicelocal.uk/

    Good luck.

    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.
  • Bagpuss56Bagpuss56 Member Posts: 19 Listener
    Thank you Poppy123456
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,158 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Bagpuss56 - I just wanted to add my 'welcome' to the community, & hope 2021 is a better year for you both. Do take onboard Poppy's advice, & put your wife's Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) in writing. Do concentrate on where you feel your wife should have got those points, & seek advice local to you as advised to help with her MR.
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