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4 years 2 weeks ago #247622 by admail@aglarond.co.uk
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I just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' to all who offered their advice and experience while I was going through the PIP review process (since September 2019). I got my decision letter on Friday and my award has been kept the same despite the 'assessment' report which, if followed, would have meant I'd have got no PIP at all.

The 'assessment' (in January 2020) was just ridiculous in both how it was conducted and recorded. I had the F2F on a Tuesday and I had a copy of the report on the following Saturday! I complained about the report to IAS/ATOS within days and gave the DWP copies of all that I sent. I had a reply, which didn't address any of the points at issue and so replied again highlighting the outstanding questions.

I received a 'final response' from ATOS/IAS which again didn't deal with matters raised. I will now take my complaint about ATOS/IAS to the Independent Case Examiner, even though I've received the benefit, since I believe they should have to answer straightforward questions.

A couple of sentences in the decision letter caught my attention:
"I looked at the health professional consultation report and changed the descriptors previously chosen based on the medical evidence received. I decided to award you PIP for a longer time."

So, once again many thanks!

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4 years 2 weeks ago #247635 by Gary
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Hi bfoandc

That is really terrific news, well done and congratulations, have a well deserved rest.

I hear that ICE cases are taking just over a year to get an outcome.


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