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    • robti
    • By robti 12th Mar 17, 6:00 PM
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    Awarded basic pip, if I appeal can I lose this
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    • 12th Mar 17, 6:00 PM
    Awarded basic pip, if I appeal can I lose this 12th Mar 17 at 6:00 PM
    Hi my father just got awarded the basic pip, but I believe he should have also got the basic mobility award.

    So if I appeal can he lose the award that he just received ?

    Thanks
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    • Tommo1980
    • By Tommo1980 12th Mar 17, 6:02 PM
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    Yes there is a chance of that.

    If you decide to proceed you need to be sure of exactly where he fits the descriptors, what points you think he should have scored and have good evidence to back this up.

    Tom
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 12th Mar 17, 6:02 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 6:02 PM
    He would appeal not you but yes the whole award is looked at and can go down or even be withdrawn as well as stay the same or go up.
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    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 12th Mar 17, 6:13 PM
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    If your father appeals the whole of the award will be looked at again.
    So the award could increase, stay the same, or decrease.

    I would suggest looking very carefully at the PIP points system:
    http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/personal-independence-payment-pip/pip-points-system

    How many DL points was your father awarded?
    If say 10 points this gives a greater margin of safety than 8 points.

    Does your father receive any disability premiums which would be lost if the PIP award was withdrawn?

    Can your father get compelling medical evidence to support the argument for a mobility award?

    Would your father be able to cope with the stress of an appeal?

    I would strongly suggest your father getting advice from his local CAB / advice agency.

    Some info here:
    http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/personal-independence-payment-pip/pip-appeals
    http://www.advicenow.org.uk/guides/how-win-pip-appeal
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/appeals/mandatory-reconsideration/
    Last edited by Alice Holt; 12-03-2017 at 6:19 PM.
    • adviceforall
    • By adviceforall 12th Mar 17, 6:16 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 6:16 PM
    Most mandatory reconsideration's are tuned down but lots more win at appeal stage. But as above yes he could lose what he has.
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