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Pip appeal help needed 1 month 1 week ago #251279

Hi I hv tried to change my name but it’s not yet showing .Also can u help me how to write properly in the appeal abt my health how I can’t really function .I need help with washing and bathing my daughter helps me I hv sciatica and ostephytosis and arthritis and COPD breathlessness and a lot of anxiety bcz I hv had few falls in the bath I only hv purchased a bath board to sit on nothing else also I dnt prepare food bcz of depression and low mood I forget wht I started and suffer frm fatigue so family do all the cooking for me i can’t monitor my health bcz I forget I hv taken medication and I take it twice so family help plz help me I hv looked at all the pip guides and did apply for pip twice with the pip guides but was refused I need to get this right now bcz I dnt think I will b able to apply again for pip bcz my health has gone very bad since 2014 the first time I applied Thk u

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Pip appeal help needed 1 month 1 week ago #251289

Hi MS

From your post I am not sure if you are Appealing a decision or applying for a mandatory reconsideration.

When ever I do an appeal I use the same information as I laid out in a mandatory reconsideration, so the information below covers both situations.

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.

Understand that the assessor is offering an opinion when they say that you can do the PIP activities, tackling these head-on is unlikely to be successful, you need to show that the basis of that opinion is founded on incorrect information, so try and refer to your evidence to undermine what they have said.

Also, try and stick to issues that lead to your scoring points, I often hear members referring to the assessors spelling, as an example, whilst it may show a lack of professionalism, raising it as an issue isn't going to help you get an award.

Make sure that you understand the criteria that you are being assessed against you can put the best case forward that is possible but you won't score points if you do not meet the PIP Descriptors.

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

Gary

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Pip appeal help needed 1 month 1 week ago #251290

Hi MS

Your name has changed.

Has your daughter written a support letter as to what they do for you day to day? if they have not then a support letter, signed and dated can be very useful.

I have answered your questions in a previous post as to how I set out an Appeal/MR.

We cannot write the Appeal/MR for you as we do not know you but we can help you when you are stuck on any questions and members on the forum will also offer you help and advice.

Gary

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Pip appeal help needed 1 month 6 days ago #251295

Hi Ms

I can tell from your posts you are very anxious and that is very understandable. This may help and I hope it does. so you could take a simple task like getting out of bed in a morning to go to the toilet, start from the first function of getting yourself out of bed, describe if its painful, if you need help to move your legs etc, is it safe, can you do this yourself every morning ? Do you need any aids like a bed rail or grabber ? Talk about how you get dressed, is it painful ? can you put your trousers on by yourself ? if you need help, talk about the help you need and who helps you and why, talk about if you can do this one day but not the next and if you are safe doing this, have you fell while getting dressed ? Then once you have got dressed either with help or aids or by yourself, the next functional task you could talk about could be walking to the toilet.

Again, talk about is it painful, do you need help, and if so why ? are you safe and approximately how long would it take you to walk from the bedroom to the toilet ? You should try to get across everything that may stop you doing the things you used to do without pain, breathlessness and stiffness etc. Keep in mind you should be safe whilst doing these things plus if you got back into bed could you get out again reasonably soon to repeat going to the toilet. You need to also think it may take you twice as long or more than other people to do that and you could talk about this too.

.Next you could talk about going to the toilet, do you need help and if you do tell them why you need that help. Do you need any aids ? explain why you need them and how the help or don't help. Can you get onto the toilet ? do you need help to sit down ? can you clean yourself after ? if someone helps you at any point talk about it, tell them why you struggle to sit down so you need help. All the time you need to think about can I do this with or without help, am I safe, does it take me a long time and there is always a why at the end of all these suggestions that you must talk about.These are just a tiny snap shot of your day, it helps I think to look at functions the assessors or tribunal are looking at to use something like I have given as an example of what to most people would be an everyday function that they never give a second thought about. You don't need to write a book, just a few sentences about each descriptor and remembering to look at the guides on here again and look at all the great advise our mods share with us. I do hope this helps in some small way and wish you the best of luck.
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Pip appeal help needed 1 month 6 days ago #251297

Hi I’m going to appeal and after reading the assessment report properly I hv seen that the Hp had written the same sentence in all my activities (Previous PA4 reports no restrictions) I dnt think she even looked at my claim and even in the ph assessment she kept on hurrying me I hv applied twice for pip in 2014 and 2017 my health was bad then and now it’s worse I hv many restrictions now but HP wrote abt previous restrictions can u help me to write a gd appeal so I can win plz Thk u I hv seen all the guides for last 3 yrs but I dnt know why I’m still writing wrong I’m very depressed now I hv no one to help me to Thk u

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Pip appeal help needed 1 month 6 days ago #251303

Hi, I sent hospital consultation letters and a supporting letter from my GP . I received a very quick phone call last week with a very pleasant chap from DWP and have been awarded basic rate. I went from 0 points to scoring 11 I was shocked but very relieved. Try and get a letter from your GP outlining your illnesses and medical problems as I’m sure that’s why my points changed so drastically.
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