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TOPIC: pip decision

pip decision 4 days 11 hours ago #240128

hi
we have just had our decission from dla to pip
mobility is the same enhanched payment but care part is standard rate
any advice on how to have the decission looked at again please
where do we start

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pip decision 4 days 11 hours ago #240132

arthur

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Your post implies that you were receiving the Higher rate of Care under DLA, understand that the reasons why HRC was awarded do not exist for PIP, so if you believe that you should have an Enhanced Daily Living award then it must be on the basis that you reasonably believe that you should have scored 12 or more points for this component.

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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