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2 points (rejected) to 26 points (enhanced both)!

1 year 2 months ago #259554 by smonkey
I was on standard daily living and no mobility.

Reassessment came, and I got a very lovely assessor who couldn't have been nicer and more understanding of my health situation.

But when I got the report back it was like it was a completely different assessment. Extremely horrible, dismissive, and used out of context information from reports against me, which made no sense. I got 2 points and all my financial support taken away.

Mandatory recon came to the same decision. 2 points, no benefit.

I applied to go to tribunal and used Benefits and Work guide to point out all the issues, which took a lot of emotional energy but got there in the end.

DWP called me to say that they are going to give me enhanced rate of both - 26 points overall.

I don't know how it can go from 2 points to 26 points but I know I couldn't have done it without the guides.

Thank you for all that you do. Benefits and Work shouldn't have to exist, but I'm so glad that it does.
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1 year 2 months ago #259568 by BIS
Hi smonkey

Many, many congratulations on your award. It is stunning when they manage to go from 2 points to 26! But I am so happy for you. And well done for persevering and using the guides. Glad you found them so useful.



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1 year 2 months ago #260065 by Chris
Congratulations smonkey. A similar scenario happened to me. 2 points, mandatory recon no change, applied for tribunal and received a call. Enhanced for both.
Very well done, I know the feeling :)
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