Successful PIP MR
Hey all, I posted back in Jan regarding some advice for putting in a PIP MR and today I have received good news.
I made my first PIP claim back in Sept 2020 and in Jan I was awarded Enhanced Daily Living and Standard Mobility. I was keen on asking for an MR for the “Following Journeys - cannot follow unfamiliar journeys” descriptor, however I took all advice on board and was really anxious and scared about not having the decision changed and potentially having to go to tribunal.
I sent off my MR in Feb with some additional evidence and highlighted all the points from the decision letter in which I needed clarification on, (for example; being able to drive a manual car, engagement with the assessor over the phone, not suffering from OPD) etc etc. I also quoted some points made at previous tribunals and judge’s decision based on the descriptor.
Today I called for an update on my MR and I was informed that I have been awarded both Enhanced Daily Living and Enhanced Mobility. I will also receive the backdated difference for my mobility from Sept 2020 (when I first claimed).
I guess I was part of the small percentage of claimants to have my decision changed at MR stage and I could not be happier. I would also like to advise you all to not give up and if you feel you are entitled, get advice, put in a written MR and even go to tribunal if you have to.
Thanks to all those that gave advice from this forum and also use https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk website.
Good luck to you all with your PIP claims.