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TOPIC: refused pip after open heart surgery

refused pip after open heart surgery 1 week 6 days ago #241150

hi I went for pip assessment and the lady who took it give me zero on every question ,
she did not listen to any answer I give, I said I can,t walk 20 metres with put getting out off
breath also can,t sleep at night mechanical heart vavle keeps clicking also have to watch what
I do on ,warfarin if I bump of cut myself I coukd end up in hospital the whole assessment was
a joke did not put anything in I said to her

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refused pip after open heart surgery 1 week 6 days ago #241160

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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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refused pip after open heart surgery 1 week 6 days ago #241162

thanks for kind advice didn,t no where to turn for advice first time I have been ill in my life only 51
had a lot to deal with thanks once again.

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refused pip after open heart surgery 1 week 6 days ago #241166

dazm2 wrote: thanks for kind advice didn,t no where to turn for advice first time I have been ill in my life only 51
had a lot to deal with thanks once again.


No problem and we do mean it when we say to come back to the forum if you have more questions.

Gordon

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refused pip after open heart surgery 1 week 6 days ago #241175

Get as much evidence as you can in the form of letters from doctors, specialists etc . good luck
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