I got the dreaded brown envelope today.
My PIP has been reduced to standard instead of enhanced and if they decide I have been overpaid I will have to pay them back.
I've just had a brief call to the friend who accompanied me to check on some points the assessor made. The report says I refused to be examined, and neither of us can remember my being asked! I would certainly have allowed it if asked. Apparently, the fact that I could hold and drink from a bottle of water means I can cook a meal. My hand strength and dexterity is A OK. Interesting. The rheumy last week said my grip was pathetic and I have special exercises to do.
I could go on. Friend and I will sit down to compare and contrast this assessment's outcomes and the last one. I will be going down the mandatory route. With some luck, the rheumy' s letter should be available in the timescale.
It's so frustrating! I won't go broke on the difference in money, it's the feeling I haven't been believed and the assessor was less than diligent. 😡