I was awarded 0 points for both components

I applied for PIP as I have had severe Epilepsy all my life which has not responded to treatment and left me unable to work. I was awarded 0 points for both components. I went through the MR process – same again. I contested this at Tribunal. The panel had access to my medical records including details of hospitalisation. I could hear them upon leaving the room saying they ‘did not believe me’ and ‘how could I need help as I have a degree?’.

I only received the mobility component in the end as I cannot drive. Nothing to help pay for my carer. This has taken over two years.The assessor claimed they were a nurse. I recall nothing of it as was recovering from a seizure according to my carer who was there at the time. All I know is I was in bed at the time and had to be woken to be asked questions I could not answer. I did not understand anything.

My carer was present and took notes. What was in the report is not what was stated by my carer and appears to be fabricated so as to avoid the awarding of points.It has been physically and mentally draining. The panel said if I contest the decision as I have already been awarded mobility money then I will likely lose everything. This is making me worse as stress makes my condition worse.

Elle

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5 thoughts on “I was awarded 0 points for both components

  1. You will not lose it while you are waiting on appeal..and that could be a year away. go for it my friend if you – have someone who can help you. There may be a New Government then & you can always Cancel the appeal before the date if you feel unsure.Tthey have gave my neighbour the mobility part- no care either.- this is because they were told to treat people with Epilispy better, so it looks as if they are only giving the part that gets you the most..ie you could get Motability car – but not going to give you the part you also need..unless you challenge them!

      1. They were awarded the Mobility component at Tribunal! ‘ Quote – The panel said if I contest the decision as I have already been awarded mobility money then I will likely lose everything’
        I am helping a neighbour who also has epilepsy to appeal the same award. PIP told me she will keep her award while appealing.

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