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TOPIC: Missed out by 1 point

Missed out by 1 point 7 months 2 weeks ago #211146

Hi
Some advice please, my Wife has been awarded the Standard Rate, to help with Daily Living Needs, she missed out by 1 point for the higher rate, and was awarded the Enhanced Rate for Mobility Needs, she scored12 points so only just made it.
I intend to request that the DWP reconsider their decision, a Mandatory Reconsideration Notice and then appeal to a tribunal if this is not successful.
I have written a letter but would like a second opinion to it's contents as I am finding the jargon used by the DWP difficult to understand and want to do the best I can for my Wife who has had chronic progressive MS for nearly 30 Years.
Does th CAB do such a service.
Thanks
John

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Missed out by 1 point 7 months 2 weeks ago #211165

John wrote: Does th CAB do such a service.
Thanks
John


You can certainly try them, also, try an internet search for "welfare advice" with your postcode, town or county, lastly contact the MS Society to see if they know of any trained advisors in your area.

Gordon

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Missed out by 1 point 7 months 2 weeks ago #211248

OK Gordon thanks for the info.
John

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Missed out by 1 point 4 weeks 2 hours ago #221270

Just to bring anyone interested up to date, 6 months ago my Wife was awarded the Standard Rate, to help with Daily Living Needs, she missed out by 1 point for the higher rate, and was awarded the Enhanced Rate for Mobility Needs, she scored12 points so only just made it. I informed the DWP that I wished them to reconsider their decision, a Mandatory Reconsideration Notice and then if not successful would appeal to a tribunal. This was duly done and a couple of weeks later I received a phone call, the gist was that my Wife had no chance and there was a real danger that the review would not find in her favour and she would be worse off.
I thanked the lady on the phone for her advice but stated that I considered she had a strong case and that I would pursue it as far as I could. Within 15 mins I had another phone call to say that the matter had been reconsidered and that my Wife would get the maximum benefit.
I suppose the lesson here is if you feel you have a strong case stick with it and hope justice prevails at the end.
Good Luck to everyone making a claim.

John
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Missed out by 1 point 4 weeks ago #221300

John

Congratulations on getting the Decision revised and well done for sticking to your guns.

Gordon

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Missed out by 1 point 3 weeks 6 days ago #221350

Did you get a phone number from DWP or was it withheld?

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