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TOPIC: PIP - MR Success

PIP - MR Success 1 year 3 months ago #216400

Like so many others, I joined this forum to access the excellent guides to help me prepare for my transfer from DLA to PIP.

I completed my claim forms using your guides and had my assessment about 10 days after my forms were submitted (they had cancellations and I just wanted to get it over with). I had my assessment on 09/04 and I thought that it had gone well. The assessor seemed to understand the problems that I have with my various physical and mental health issues. I asked for the report a few days after the assessment and was completely shocked and dismayed at the its contents. Although there were no outright lies, the assessor had downplayed or ignored a number of areas which I felt would have scored me more points.

When the decision came on 09/06, I wasn't surprised to see that I had only been awarded standard rate for care and nothing for mobility (going from lifelong highest for both under DLA). I was incredibly downhearted particularly because the assessor had really seemed to be understanding the effects of my conditions.

Anyway, although, I initially just wanted to give up, I then submitted a MR, again using your superb appeals guides. My MR was submitted just within the deadline of 8/07. Last week I received a call from the DM seeking clarification on an issue. Then today, I saw that I had an unfamiliar amount from the DWP in my bank account. On calling them I was told that my standard rate for care has remained unchanged but I have been awarded higher rate for mobility as well.

This will make an incredible difference to my day to day living so I am really happy and relieved. I know that I would not have got such a positive result on my own and so I am extremely grateful for the hard work and advice that you all give on this amazing site. Not having to worry about my finances, allows me to concentrate on trying to improve my health where possible.

Many thanks.

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PIP - MR Success 1 year 3 months ago #216407

BLN

Really pleased for you, the DWP don't often revise the Decision at an MR so well done.

Gordon

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