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nannydebbienannydebbie Member Posts: 47 Connected
hi there im new here i was awarded 10 points for mobility but only 6 for care so missed out for care by 2 points when i read assessors report she stated i need aids for toilet needs but decision maker        won't give them 2 points  even when i asked for mr do you think i stand a chance at tribunal 

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  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    i suggest you re-post in Ask a benefits advisor.

    I thought that the minimum number of points per category was 2 but like you I was awarded only 1 for toilet aids - making my total 11, missing out on enhanced needs by 1!

    I think it's always worth appealing but a benefits advisor could advise you better.
  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,314 Pioneering
    edited April 2017
    There is no 1 point descriptor Matilda. It's not the toilet paper is it? (joke). 
  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,314 Pioneering
    edited April 2017
    I got 2 for a rail we have that I use to pull myself up. Hi @Nannydebbie yes ask the advisors on here or you can ring the DWP and ask for a call back from a Decision Maker. When they ring you can then ask for the reason why they have changed the suggested score from what the assessor wrote in her report. If you disagree you will be able to say why and see if they'll look at it again to avoid going to a Tribunal. 
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    @wildlife - no, there is not a 1 point descriptor but I, like the other member, was awarded just 1 point for toilet aid (I have to lean on the wash basis to pull myself up on bad days).

    I'm going to ask a benefits advisor if it was incorrect for DWP to only award me 1 point and, if so, this will form part of my appeal.
  • nannydebbienannydebbie Member Posts: 47 Connected
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