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TOPIC: pip review assessment home visit

pip review assessment home visit 3 months 3 weeks ago #225238

Hi
I have just been informed that my pip has been stopped following review assessment AT HOME. I had previously been awarded pip standard rate daily living and enhanced rate mobility.
Mobility was awarded due to complex PTSD. I also have a number of other physical health conditions including diabetes (type3) following pancreatic surgery difficult Asthma arthritis bronchiectasis and voval cord dysfunction.i am susceptible to overwhelming infection following surgery as I no longer have spleen etc
I now have 0 points and dont understand what is going on. I sent a considerable amount of medical evidence but clearly this has not been taken into consideration. I have just come out of hospital after being treated for pneumonia and sepsis and this was waiting for me when I returned home.
The stress anxiety has triggered ptsd symptoms and im at a complete loss as to what to do next. Any help/advice would be very much appreciated
Thanks

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pip review assessment home visit 3 months 3 weeks ago #225244

linda

Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explains where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

The first stage to challenging a Decision is for you to request a Mandatory Reconsideration, this needs to be done in writing to the DWP, within one month of the Decision, to the office that dealt with your claim, have a look at our PIP MR & Appeal guide for details of the process, the PIP area also has template letters that you can use to make the request with.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/pip

You should contact the DWP for a copy of the assessment report if you have not already done so, I would phone them but again follow up the request in writing. Once you have the assessment report you will have a better understanding of how the DWP Decision Maker has come to their conclusions and will then be able to argue against them.

Your primary task is to show that you meet the criteria, there are many reasons you may have failed, you need to address each of these but don't get bogged down in criticising the assessment report unless you can clearly show that it is incorrect, it is a lot easier to argue the facts of the situation;

"the assessor recorded that I walked 50m, I did but they have failed to document that I had to stop every 10m for a rest due to breathlessness"

than their opinions

"based on my observations of the claimant walking I believe that they can reliably walk more than 200m.

When you have a better idea of the issues with your claim, come back to the forum and we will do our best to help.

Gordon

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pip review assessment home visit 3 months 3 weeks ago #225250

Thank you
I have requested assessors report 3 times and I still have not received it almost 3 months after assessment
Each time I phone im told will be sent out after assessor has finished with it. This time they informed me they would need to check report before it was sent in casen case it contained any harmful information. I explained that if this indeed was the case I had every right to see report as it was
Also I live alone and have to do everything despite dinding things extremely difficult therefore is assumed there is no problem. I have no choice

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pip review assessment home visit 3 months 3 weeks ago #225273

Linda

Actually, "harmful information" is a legal definition and you would only be able to see the information if a doctor agreed but it is much more likely to have been said in order to stall you, if a Decision has been made then these problems should go away but I would phone again.

Gordon

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pip review assessment home visit 3 months 3 weeks ago #225282

Gordon
Thank you so much for this. I have followed up yet again and after speaking with a manager they have finally agreed to send copy out today. Well lets hope so
Linda

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pip review assessment home visit 3 months 2 weeks ago #225915

Hi
I have just received copy of assessors report. I am really concerned re content. Report contains lot of inaccuracies assumptions not facts and has completely missed out a number of health conditions. Despite sending huge amount of medical evidence with forms this has not been included in evidence on front of form. I have contacted independent services ATOS to ask for explanation. Whilst on phone with them I became more and more distressed at which point they expressed concern re my wellbeing and got one of their nurses to speak to me who then contacted my psycologist and gp as wanted to ensure I was safe. My psycologist immediately contacted me and said she would be speaking gain with this nurse and sending letter through to her. Is this usual/correct procedure or should letter be send direct to dwp for mandatory reconsideration? Are ATOS able to change decision? Sorry for so many questions. Hope im making sense
Linda

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