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Pip 1 year 6 months ago #228388

Hi, My wife as recieved a standard award on both , we will talk tonight as I am at work
Not happy with results but award till 2022

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Pip 1 year 6 months ago #228417

Hi Gorden , we have both spoken so many thing wrong , no mental heath taken in to consideration even though my wife is under a mental health doctor , , she as been referred to a back specialist because weakness in hands not according to assement no weakness in hands no problems bathing even though she as grade 3 arthritis in both knees
Could you advice me on who can help us to deal with this she needs support . Thanks

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Pip 1 year 6 months ago #228429

David

Do an internet search for "welfare advice" with your postcode, town or county, you can also try any charities that specialise in your wife's conditions but don't be surprised if you struggle to get help, welfare resources are at breaking point.

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 her 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 she met the criteria, there are many reasons she 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 she walked 50m, she did but they have failed to document that she 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 her claim, come back to the forum and we will do our best to help.

Gordon

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Pip 1 year 6 months ago #228449

Morning Gordon
Thank you for your advice

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Pip 1 year 6 months ago #228465

Hi, We have decided we can’t , My wife cannot cope any more we did nt obviously have enough evidence or filled the form in completely wrong My wife as got promblems walking that was recognised 20 50 metres
My wife cannot take the stress she had enough it been 5 months wait and with anxiety it’s nearly tipped her over
Next time it will be a job for welfare rights
Many thanks your doing good

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Pip 1 year 6 months ago #228469

David

You can make a Late request for an MR up to 13 months after the date of the Decision, they can only consider your wife's conditions as they are now and you will need to explain why the request is late.

Gordon

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