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TOPIC: Car tax and Blue badge entitlement continuation

Car tax and Blue badge entitlement continuation 1 month 2 weeks ago #171233

I was on both high rate PIP but lost them after a re-assessment. My mandatory re assessment was turned down which I am going to Appeal. The question is, do my Blue badge and car tax entitlements continue until their expiry dates next year?
Also, I was advised to send in my Neuro surgeon's report which I received after sending in my re-assessment form to back up my claim. Will this help get the decision overturned or at least reconsidered?
Help please.
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Car tax and Blue badge entitlement continuation 1 month 2 weeks ago #171259

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Your Blue Badge can continue to be used but you must re-Tax your car.

The first stage to challenging a Decision is for you to request a Mandatory Reconsideration, this needs to be done in writing to the DWP, within one month of the Decision, to the office that dealt with your claim, have a look at our PIP MR & Appeal guide for details of the process, the PIP area also has template letters that you can use to make the request with.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/pip

You should contact the DWP for a copy of the assessment report if you have not already done so, I would phone them but again follow up the request in writing. Once you have the assessment report you will have a better understanding of how the DWP Decision Maker has come to their conclusions and will then be able to argue against them.

Your primary task is to show that you meet the criteria, the new report may help but it will depend on whether it addresses you r problems in completing the PIP activities.

There are many reasons you may have failed, you need to address each of these but don't get bogged down in criticising the assessment report unless you can clearly show that it is incorrect, it is a lot easier to argue the facts of the situation;

"the assessor recorded that I walked 50m, I did but they have failed to document that I had to stop every 10m for a rest due to breathlessness"

than their opinions

"based on my observations of the claimant walking I believe that they can reliably walk more than 200m.

When you have a better idea of the issues with your claim, come back to the forum and we will do our best to help.

Gordon
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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