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TOPIC: Pip appeal

Pip appeal 1 month 3 weeks ago #170767

Hi - I would just like to ask if I want to appeal the mandatory reconsideration, i believe i get a month in which to do it. Their letter is dated 5th october but I didnt receive it until 11th October - which date do i go from? Thanks so much
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Pip appeal 1 month 3 weeks ago #170769

Hi Cheryl,

I'm afraid the relevant date is the one on the decision letter.

Don't forget to make full use of our PIP guide when submitting your MR request. Do you have a copy of the assessor's report yet? If not, it is worth asking DWP for it.
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Pip appeal 1 month 3 weeks ago #170851

Thanks for that I had a feeling it would be the 5th October somehow haha - By assessors report do you mean the letter they sent with my mandatory reconsideration or is that seperate? Im not even sure if appealing would do any good - they dont seem to have taken any notice of anything i have said - they said i was fine at the assessment and showed no signs of depression or bad memory as i was able to recall all the tablets in my pill box (im not just claiming for depression/anxiety there are other issues) whereas i know that i muddled my tablets up and was shaking all the way through the assessment!
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Pip appeal 1 month 3 weeks ago #170867

Hi Cheryl,

The assessor's report should be 20-30 pages long with explanations of their recommendations. If you appeal you will get a copy in with the DWP 'bundle' of evidence but ti might be helpful to have a look at it beforehand.

The Tribunal Panel are much more likely to listen to you rather than blindly following the assessor's report.
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Pip appeal 1 month 3 weeks ago #170893

Thank you - I have phoned and requested a copy of the assessors report but whilst i was on the phone the guy i was speaking to said that if my medical evidence was taking too long to arrive from the gp I could call them and request extra time - do I have to get extra medical documentation - I have already sent them one letter from the GP which they completely ignored!!. Sorry if im being a bit dumb but this is the first time ive appealed.
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Pip appeal 1 month 3 weeks ago #170919

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Cheryl

You don't have to do anything for the MR but this is unlikely to result in the Decision being revised, this is an acceptable strategy if you believe that you will stand more chance at an appeal, however, if you want to try and get the Decision overturned now then you need to look at how you might address the issues that prevented you getting the award you wanted, submitting new evidence is one way to do this.

If you intend to do this then you need to tell the DWP so that they allow time for you to collect and send your information, you should be given four weeks from the date of your MR request, but you really need to have it in the post no later than three weeks after to avoid your letter and the Decision crossing in the DWP mail system.

Gordon
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