Received PIP assessor report...

Hey guys I know it's not set in stone but I am literally SO happy after reading the assessor report for PIP!!
We have put off claiming for so long, as you hear so many bad stories ect. Many of you may have seen my posts before regarding my husbands bad mental health.

The report totals 13 points for daily living (higher rate) and 10 points for mobility so standard rate. I could cry! We can afford private therapy again when/if they confirm the amounts!! 

The only cheeky question I have is can I send it for mandatory reconsideration based on the fact that I think he should have got 12 points rather than 10 (obviously when  we get the proper decision) they have written he cannot do any journey due to psychological distress but also put that he walks the dog with me once a week. He can leave the house, but only with me as his carer so I can monitor how he is and his reactions and know when to divert home ect. He still couldnt follow a familiar journey alone but he can actually leave the house, just with my support. 

Thank you as always for your ongoing help and support. 

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  • edited 30 January 2021 at 4:06PM
    poppy12345poppy12345 Forumite
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    edited 30 January 2021 at 4:06PM
    Regarding the following and planning a journey, where did he score the points was it descriptor D or E? If it was E then he's scored the points because the majority of the time he can't leave the house at all because of overwhelming psychological distress. Going out once a week to me means he can't leave the house the majority of the time and this would be correct.
    For descriptor F then you'll need to show that he can leave the house the majority of the time but is unable to follow the route of a familar journey without another person. There's quite a vast difference between those descriptors.
    Do be aware also that when requesting the MR they look at the whole award again and not just part of it.

  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    Yes, as poppy says, they will look at the whole award, and then you may find they reduce the other elements. I am not sure I would want to risk the potential stress, personally ... 
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  • edited 30 January 2021 at 5:12PM
    MuttleythefrogMuttleythefrog Forumite
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    edited 30 January 2021 at 5:12PM
    Agree with above...and it is a technical consideration you can probably definitively conclude. If for the majority of the time he can't go out due to psychological distress then that would be the appropriate determination... if that's not the case..i.e. the majority of the the time he can go out but he faces the difficulties of descriptor F then a reconsideration may be worth thinking about... there are risks (small usually) of a reduced award. What I would add is descriptor E does now automatically qualify someone for a blue badge whereas descriptor F does not - whether that is particularly useful I don't know. Regards!
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  • Clouds88Clouds88 Forumite
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    Thank you for your insight. Ok we will leave it then. To be honest I am so grateful to hopefully be even getting something from them to help with his care anyway so wont push it.

    Manny thanks again.

  • Spoonie_TurtleSpoonie_Turtle Forumite
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    Clouds88 said:
    Thank you for your insight. Ok we will leave it then. To be honest I am so grateful to hopefully be even getting something from them to help with his care anyway so wont push it.

    Manny thanks again.

    Getting the descriptor E should mean he qualifies for a Blue Badge, if that's something that would be useful for him - even if he usually can't go out, fit things like appointments it might be that BB parking is helpful.  For some councils, a BB also entitles someone to a bus pass.  May or may not be useful, but just so you know :)
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