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TOPIC: out of cut off time ro appeal?

out of cut off time ro appeal? 5 months 6 days ago #174528


I wonder if you could offer some advice please.
Early on this year, around march I think it was, I was assessed to change from DLA to PIP. As a result I lost the higher rate and as a result lost my blue badge etc.
I asked for a mandatory reconsideration, bu again they came back with the same answer. The plan was to persist, but I got scared off, silly I know.

Having struggled quite a lot, I have been told that I should have persisted, as there have been times when I really can't walk 20 metres. But its months down the line now and I don't know if I can still proceed as the same appeal, or start the whole process again.

I am struggling with severe fatigue as walking in such terrible pain is taking its toll.

Any advice would be gratefully accepted.

Thanks CC

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out of cut off time ro appeal? 5 months 6 days ago #174560


You can still make a late appeal providing you explain why your request is late and those reasons are accepted.

However, your appeal can only consider your conditions and limitations as they were at the time that the Decision was made, any deterioration since then is excluded, so the first question is whether you can show that you met the criteria for a higher award at that time?

If you do then the PIP MR & Appeal guide has links to the SSCS1 that you will need to complete and instructions on how to complete the form, at this stage you do not have to go into detail about why you are appealing.

If you are unsure that you can show that you met the criteria then but feel that you do now, then you can notify the DWP of a Change of Circumstances, this needs to be done in writing to the DWP office that deals with your claim.

Be aware that this will result in a full reassessment of your claim, new PIP2 and most likely a face to face, you will need to complete the form in detail and treat it as a new claim and you will need to provide evidence of how your conditions are now, so not just how they have changed.

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out of cut off time ro appeal? 5 months 5 days ago #174675

Thank you for that info, I think in light if worsening conditions, I will do the latter. Thanks so much

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