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New site: for info on PIP case law to help welfare advisers

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#1 Mon, 19/09/2016 - 11:33
Riley
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New site: for info on PIP case law to help welfare advisers

Hi to all you struggling with PIP applications, the new site http://pipinfo.net/  provides information on upper tier case law, which will assist welfare advisers and the public understand the rulings around activities and descriptors, within a claim for PIP. This is of particular benefit to those with cluster headache and episodic cluster headache. As variability is something the private assessors employed by the DWP often omitt to address in their reports. The site is also useful to assist in any dispute with the DWP, as you may include any relevant case law applicable to your claim to a first tier tribunal. I have just won my appeal, ( I am episodic CH ) at the first tier tribunal using case law as well as my medical evidence after being awarded 0 points by the DWP.

 

Sun, 25/09/2016 - 08:35
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Hello Riley

Thank you for that information.  Many of our members have found great assistance from The Brain Charity in Liverpool, a national organisation that assists sufferers of all neurological disease throughout the UK in areas such as employment and benefits applications, particularly PIP applications.  We forward members details at their request to the Brain Charity who then contact the applicant direct.  One or two members have successfully carried out their own appeals, but it is such a minefield to work through seeking professional assistance is a good idea for CHers as it is enough to have to cope with CH, let alone anything else. 

I will ask the trustees to add your link to our resources page so that those who wish to can do their own appeals, its  useful to know the descriptors and how the points are allocated, etc. 

Val [Administrator OUCH (UK)]

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 11:48 (Reply to #2)
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Hi Val

Thank you for your post, I agree that it's important to seek professional advice for CH's applying for PIP and I recommend contacting the Brain Charity to help with the process. I also support your request to offer a link to the information for all Ouch members and site users, as they may know of someone or themselves have additional disabling conditions which are relevant to their application for PIP.

Having been exhausted and almost giving up from the anxiety and stress of an appeal, I understand how much it can impact on well being. It is really important to have ongoing support through the process. Also everyone is unique within their experience and management of CH. So every application for PIP is individual to that person, however the developing case law, is proving helpful in assisting all people with disabilities and their advisors navigate this flawed legislation.

CH Both chronic and episodic is a serious disability and it should be recognised as such, however  many people with a variety of disabilities are having to go to appeal to have the help they need, we are not alone in needing some form of judicial oversight, to have our needs recognised. My personal success in my appeal was because of the courage of other CH's who have posted on this and other sites as well as all those people with disabilities who have felt as angry as I did and found the courage to challenge the poor assessments and decision making of the DWP.

Thank you Val for recognising we are part of the wider disability community, Riley.

 

 

Wed, 05/10/2016 - 09:41
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One small point Riley, the info on descriptors etc and any PIP information, if it comes from another website/organisation, then it must be cited and we may need to watch we don't infringe copyright.  Sorry to sound pompous, but we have to be so careful.

 

Val.

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 11:52
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Hi Val, thankyou for your post. Hopefully providing the link to PIPinfo.net will provide both welfare advisors and the public navigate relevant legislation regarding their individual claim. Could you expand on your posting, as I am unclear how this may infringe copyright. (I don't feel your post was 'pompous' please forgive me if I have misunderstood your point).

Sat, 04/03/2017 - 08:05 (Reply to #5)
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I would be very grateful if you could pass on my details please

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