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    got my award for pip

    hi all finaly received my pip award but not what i was expecting got standared mobility 8 points but only received 4 points for daily living care which i feel i should have received more point will i beable to appeal against the decision or will i lose the mobility part if i appeal plus wasnt backdated to initial claim date i applied begining of may 2013 but got backdated to 25th july 2013 well i have finally got it till september 2016 so i may appeal because i need care so will i be able to appeal thanks guys

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    Hi Linda, congrats on being awarded pip. If you wish to appeal the decision then you will need to ask for a Mandatory Reconsideration. However, you could stand to lose mobility too as the whole award is re-assessed unfortunately.
    You have 28 days from receiving the letter to ask for a mandatory recon. You can do this by either letter or phone. I would suggest doing both. Phone first then send s letter recorded delivery so you have evidence you sent it in.

    Collate as much evidence as possible. Medical records, hospital admissions, diagnosis, statements from doctors, specialists and friend's. Also a 7 day diary of how your disability effects you and how it matches particular descriptors.

    If you need help, just ask, I've been and done it. I provided all this first time and didn't need a MR.

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    The first day you can be paid PIP for is the date you phoned to start your PIP claim, or the date you are assessed as having had the problems that qualify you for PIP for three months, whichever is the later.


    You have the right to reconsideration, about which I've written more previously. If you go to reconsideration, the entire award will be reconsidered.

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    It's a gamble, it's up to you whether you want to put yourself through it. I know the waiting is very stressful. Plus you run the risk of losing it all, but tthere again, you may get what you're entitled to. I asked for an MR for my esa and won so I personally would champion going for one!
    In your case the weekly award is pretty low as you only got standard mobility so you wouldn't be jeopardising as much as you would if you had been awarded a high component.

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    thankyou all for replys i may concider a mc how do i go on about a new illness ive had for last 4 months do i ring them to tell them about it ive been diagnosed with a frozen shoulder and have physio for it but i cant have cotasone injections because ive got a operation in august and i cant move my arm abovewaist high so my daughter has to help me dress and do my hair and help me bathe its so painfull sorry for long reply

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    You need to inform the dwp of any changes in your circumstances. This can be an improvement or a deterioration in your health. They may look at it again without the need for an MR but I'm not sure if you have to wait till after the MR window. Can anyone help else advise?

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    So far as the new illness goes, it's best to think what effect it is likely to have on the points you've been awarded.

    If there's any possibility it will lead to a lower number of points on any of the descriptors, a change of circumstances declaration is mandatory.

    If you believe you may qualify for a higher PIP award, it's up to you whether or not to declare a change of circumstances. You can only be paid extra PIP in relation to change of circumstances from the date DWP receive your change of circumstances declaration or the date you've had the additional need for three months, whichever is the later. You can declare a change of circumstances and ask for reconsideration of your decision at the same time, but this may cause confusion.

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