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TOPIC: Brown envelope

Brown envelope 9 months 2 weeks ago #207419

Thanks Gordon should I not wait for a decission to be made first before requesting a copy of the report ? Also will my payments continue while I am awaiting a decission thanks

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Brown envelope 9 months 2 weeks ago #207422

scouse wrote: Thanks Gordon should I not wait for a decission to be made first before requesting a copy of the report ? Also will my payments continue while I am awaiting a decission thanks


It's up to you, but you do not have to wait for the Decision.

Your DLA will remain in payment until four weeks after the PIP Decision is made.

Gordon
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Brown envelope 8 months 1 week ago #209634

Well received the decission on my transfare from dla to pip and as I expected they have reduced both components care down from high rate to standard rate and mobility down from high to standard ...I will now request the F2F report as the reasons given a lot seems to have been ignored because of my conditions I suffer blackouts and because they have not been as frequent lately the risk of having them is still there but they are saying I can manage them myself my last one I hit the floor within seconds no warning no mention of the dizziness I have all the time or of the Angina I suffer from on exertion it says I was observed walking normal by the assessor although it was noted I was breathless when I sat down ( it was a 3 metre walk to the kitchen to get a prescription list off the fridge ) the assesor could clearly see i was out of breath walking even this short distance ....asked weather I can cook a meal I replied I don't cook because of my dizziness and risk of blackouts in case I fell on an open gas flame or hot pan it says I can use an Aid for this and awarded 2 points I presume they mean a stool to sit on can't see how that helps with the dizziness.....so will need to go through the Assessors report to see exactly what was put down from my answers .

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Brown envelope 8 months 1 week ago #209685

scouse

You can argue a need for supervision based on the risk of your having a blackout, but the assessment is based on the degree of harm you might suffer versus the likelihood of your having an attack. Can you show that you are more likely to have a blackout when cooking than at other times?

Gordon

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Brown envelope 8 months 1 week ago #209703

Thanks for the reply Gordon I can't really see how I could prove that I would be more likely to have a blackout while cooking as the blackouts are completely random and could happen anywhere anytime potentially if I was standing over hot pans on an open flame gas cooker the risk of harm to my self would be more if I was to pass out onto the cooker while cooking I also take warfarin to thin the blood so if I was to pass out and crack my head on a worktop or sharp corner I would be at risk of heavy bleeding and even the use of an Aid a stool I could blackout and fall off the stool while holding a hot pan if i remember right with DLA it was not only the frequency of the blackouts but also the risk of having them and causing injury to yourself or others ...it seems with pip they are making it up as they go along and reducing a lot of claims knowing a lot of claimants will not risk an appeal fearing that they could lose the whole award or part of it .

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Brown envelope 8 months 1 week ago #209717

scouse wrote: Thanks for the reply Gordon I can't really see how I could prove that I would be more likely to have a blackout while cooking as the blackouts are completely random and could happen anywhere anytime potentially if I was standing over hot pans on an open flame gas cooker the risk of harm to my self would be more if I was to pass out onto the cooker while cooking I also take warfarin to thin the blood so if I was to pass out and crack my head on a worktop or sharp corner I would be at risk of heavy bleeding and even the use of an Aid a stool I could blackout and fall off the stool while holding a hot pan if i remember right with DLA it was not only the frequency of the blackouts but also the risk of having them and causing injury to yourself or others ...it seems with pip they are making it up as they go along and reducing a lot of claims knowing a lot of claimants will not risk an appeal fearing that they could lose the whole award or part of it .


There's a section in the PIP Claim guide that covers safety and supervision.

Gordon

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