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Recent PIP telephone assessment 2 months 1 week ago #262511

Hi Matey

You can't be sure that the DWP will be told the 'truth' you can only hope. It is good that they are going back to the assessors to ask more questions. Hopefully, you will have a decision soon.

BIS

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Recent PIP telephone assessment 1 month 3 weeks ago #262974

I have received the decision not to award me any PIP.

In the mandatory reconsideration I am composing I have point out my ESA support group, because of a severe condition and that I am awarded a Blue Badge by my local council, because of my disabilities.

The physiotherapist assessor has used parts of my evidence but totally ignored others. As a physiotherapist I question her ability to assess my severe mental health condition, or to override the evidence of a Consultant Psychiatrist.

My Consultant Psychiatrist plainly states about my lack of ability to plan and follow the route of a familiar/unfamiliar journey - yet this has been ignored by both the assessor and the DWP.

How can I get them to see this is wrong?
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Recent PIP telephone assessment 1 month 3 weeks ago #262976

Hello Matey,

I am sorry to hear about what has happened to you. Well done for getting straight on with a MR submission! Do check out our guides which have a section on Appeals and MRs.

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As to how do you get them to see they are wrong I can only say take it step by step. When I do it, I take the assessor’s report (PA4), copy it, and go through the copy with a highlighter pen marking everything which I do not think is right. I then write a letter pointing out each of those things and saying what the reality is. So for example you could write something such as – the assessor correctly recorded that I am not malnourished, but incorrectly assumed that this indicates that I have no difficulties in feeding myself. The reality is that I have a friend who comes into my house each evening to ensure that I have prepared a meal and sits with me whilst I eat it. On the occasional day when she is not able to come I will either eat nothing or binge on a packet of biscuits.

Where there is also a cross reference to evidence which you have submitted make sure that you draw attention to this. E.g. this is confirmed by my consultant psychiatrist who in paragraph 3 of her letter says ‘xxxxxx’.

It is a long and tedious process, but you have come this far, don’t be beaten! Surprisingly, this simple and obvious approach frequently works.

Catherine
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Recent PIP telephone assessment 1 month 2 days ago #263696

In light of the newsletter announcing IAS now to conduct both PIP and ESA assessments, I wanted to ask for your thoughts regarding an ESA letter I received within days of my PIP review, refusal decision letter.

I have been in the support group of ESA having been transferred from an older benefit, contribution based with no income related premiums due to other household income.

Due to a change my ESA was to remain the same and on telephoning the DWP it appears I have been given another two years until reassessment - at the very same time that my same disabilities are not regarded by IAS as debilitating enough to award PIP.

Why would my PIP refusal have any "change" affect on my totally different benefit ESA?

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Recent PIP telephone assessment 1 month 1 day ago #263767

Hi Matey

We have heard on the forum of this happening to other members.

A few of the questions do cross over but not many. I believe Gordon produced a spread sheet with these on which can be found in the members area.

Gary

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