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TOPIC: DLA to PIP

DLA to PIP 2 weeks 55 minutes ago #220749

Hi my husband went from DLA standard Care and enhanced mobility indefinitely to PIP Standard care and Mobility Standard with 2 year review. I really think he should have got enhanced on mobility but don’t know if we should do an MR. Also I think with the answers we gave and how he his we should of had enhanced on care as well.

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DLA to PIP 2 weeks 49 minutes ago #220751

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Only your husband can decide whether to challenge the Decision or not.

PIP is a more difficult benefit to award than DLA so an HRM award is the equivalent of a PIP Standard one.

To score higher you will either have to show that he cannot reliably walk more than 20m on the majority of days or that he should score for the Going Out activity as well.

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

Gordon

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