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TOPIC: Pip MR

Pip MR 2 weeks 1 day ago #174790

Hi, I'm thinking of questioning my pip award and sending in a mandatory reconsideration. Will I still be paid the daily living allowance awarded while the reconsideration is taking place or will it be put on hold.
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Pip MR 2 weeks 14 hours ago #174804

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blueisme wrote:
Hi, I'm thinking of questioning my pip award and sending in a mandatory reconsideration. Will I still be paid the daily living allowance awarded while the reconsideration is taking place or will it be put on hold.

Yes you will continue to receive your current award.

Two things to consider, how secure is your current award, for the Standard rates you need to have scored 8 points, so if your score were higher than this then you have a safety buffer if points are removed.

Secondly, are you able to score the extra points to for a Mobility award?

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, 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
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Pip MR 1 week 6 days ago #174899

I'm confused. I'm on DLA at the moment. I've just been awarded PIP that will start at the end of December so if i request a MR will I still get the PIP from December. When you say how secure is your current award do you mean the DLA or the new award of PIP.

I've been awarded 17 points for daily living PIP and am thinking of putting the MR in for mobility. I'm not sure what you mean by safety buffer if points are removed. Does that mean points could be taken off of the 17.

I've got a copy of the assessment report and am concerned they ignored all my mental health anxiety issues. I have some new evidence and think i may be able to address one of the questions, plan a journey, but don't want all the extra stress if it might make things worse.
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Pip MR 1 week 4 days ago #174968

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blueisme

Any award that you have received will be paid even if you challenge it.

I mean the PIP award. It is possible that you could lose points but if you received 17 points then it is not something that you need to worry about.

Gordon
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