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PIP decisions crazy & driving me crazy!

Julia10
Julia10
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Hi all, thought I’d share my latest experience with my PIP review. Been lucky and received high rate daily care & mobility for last few years. Had my f2f review & decision was made,, can’t get anything at all, not eligible apparently. I’m so sick of the DWP/ATOS making these idiotic decisions making me fight back but stress always makes me dip. Oh I have fibro, generalised osteoarthritis & hypermobile EHlers-Danlos syndrome with ankle about to dislocate. Now they want my mobility car back! Go figure!!!

Any advice?

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Ajay575

Hi fo try get advice from wellfair rights or cab if you can to fight this all the way .have yiu got the medical report if not phone up for it to see the lies etc .you have 30 days to put in your mr decision mind before appeal. This rieview is a total nightmare ,I knew someone like yourself just been to appeal and got deal before went in had wellfair rights and took deal standard care for 10 years no mobility I'm really fuming (wellfair rights adviced this )about this as I know this chap. do try get help though

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Julia10
Julia10
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Yes, requested his so called medical assessment report, full of lies & I will destroy it with my reply. It’s just so obviously corrupt. Thanks for you’re reply tho, appreciate it 😊

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Sailingtrio

Hey

I don’t really have any advice but I wanted to say I am thinking of you. How absolutely awful. The complete lack of compassion is mind blowing. I struggle to believe how civil servants can be so incredibly cruel.

E mail msp?

Just try not to take it personally, these people don’t think of you as a person but are just ticking boxes.

Good luck and be kind to you.

Sarah

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Julia10
Julia10
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Thankyou x

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NurseGladys123

God if I had a £ 1 for everyone who tells us that I could give out benefits myself.,these assessors are. Monsters..I had to take my sister to court of appeal last month over the same issue..have you got a copy of the assessment? Get one and find your local welfare rights officer to help you appeal..be aware it can take months as like you there is a long queue

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Julia10

Yes I’ve got the report of lies!! It’s a nightmare for us all. Thankyou & I’m trying to stay strong

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NurseGladys123

Like my sister did they leave out vital information like degenerative or chronic?? That lowers point scoring drastically..this behaviour has hit the news this week...see if you can find your local Tory m.p. Mine helped me this year,they will really want to intervene during elections.. Mine wrote directly to Amber Rudd when she was health minister and took my case to her,it seems the health minister has a weekly surgery for local ministers to take cases to them that appear unfair..

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Julia10

Thankyou this is great info & I will definitely follow up on this

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Thankful

Appeal! Go to see your MP as well with a letter from the Consultants to your GP confirming these conditions. The surgery receptionist can run those off for you. Worth a try.

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Nuttyshirlz

Pip is so unfair on us all I’ve got Psa and fibo and Oa and I never got a single point. But yet ESA give me highest just don’t figure. I understand they trying to save money but we don’t chose to be this way.

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Billyboy2u

I too had a nightmare start but a MR came back and changed everything I got high mobility and normal care for 10 years which takes me past retirement.

Don’t lose faith

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Billyboy2u

Oh that is what I had previously

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mummymax9

Ah ok hate reading this absolutely shocking how they can do this.

I often ask myself after reading this over and over again surely something should be done and questions asked into how they can get away with doing this and getting paid to do so,

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Midori

Get the paperwork of the Assessment, then apply for a Mandatory Reconsideration. It does seem as though somebody didn't take account of your previous condition, especially if it's not the first review of your case. Is it for PIP or ESA? ATOS don't do PIP any more.

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Julia10
Julia10
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PIP.

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Reykua

So sorry to read your post.

I notice you've already received a copy of the report. Well done.

Please be sure to address each point you disagree with focusing specifically on how your conditions IMPACT you on a day to day basis carrying out your everyday tasks and activities - this is what they're looking for.

The DWP are so desperate to reduce their out outgoings that they appear to be systematically cutting as many people's benefits as possible. One of the main targets is PIP because it is 'Discretionary' so you're not automatically entitled to it even if your poor health 'qualifies you' which is why you will definitely get ESA.

Many of those who qualify for high rate are being fobbed off with standard rate but for a longer period - say four years instead of two. So they are tempted to just accept it as is to avoid the stress, confusion and instability.

Wishing you all the very best going forward ok.

Take advice, stay calm address their lies head on.

We're all rooting for you. Don't be cowed!

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Julia10
Julia10
in reply to Reykua

Thankyou so much for you’re advice, & support. It does help 👌

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Ajay575
Ajay575
in reply to Reykua

Bang on reykua it happened to one of our friends last wed we are fuming with wellfair rights who recommended the deal at tribunal before going in room he had both enhanced rates lost both at rieview at appeal deal accepted 10 year award standard care no mobility he can hardly walk (terrible) seemingly the deals are takeing over in the next 2 years

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Julia10
Julia10
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What’s with the deals they’re doing? I’m sure they just try to grind people down until you can’t fight anymore. I always think of the people who find themselves up against the machine & feel too weak to take them on. Looking like we’ll be stuck with another 5 years of Tory policy too!🥴

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Ajay575
Ajay575
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Yeh your right you are grounded down it is bad this, seemingly because of all the backlogs etc an adviser i know said he seen a draft and lots of deals are going to be offered at mr and appeal over the next 2 years it seems it has started we are up against a brick wall with this deals carry on people are going to lose out big time and with the appeal success rate over 75 % they will get that figure down also nasty bunch

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Julia10
Julia10
in reply to Ajay575

It seems like the perfect time, with the election, to address the MPs about this injustice & dodgy dealing. Wish I knew someone with clout who would actually get somewhere!!

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Ajay575
Ajay575
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Yeh that would be good. This rieviews should be halted same as MR. same with this medical report itcshoujd automatically be sent out to you before decision and everyone should be represented at appeal .the whole system .makes us angry .maybe one day it will all be sorted 😊

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Julia10
Julia10
in reply to Ajay575

Yeah I’ll be on the look out for the pigs flying 😉😁

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Ajay575
Ajay575
in reply to Julia10

You can be good negotiator if they offer you a deal 😂😂😂 say only if 10 year award

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