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TOPIC: Reconsideration declined Need to Appeal HELP PLS

Reconsideration declined Need to Appeal HELP PLS 4 months 1 week ago #214089

Hi I have never used this forum before but used the guild which are great, however I am feel totally drained and so very very anxious.
My mum has mental health issues along with some other problems. she has been receiving pip for the last 4 years on higher rate for daily Living and standard rate Mobility. After a failed assessment then got f2f home visit, got decision high rate dropped to standard rate, ask for MR used your guides the best way I understood it, it’ had been over 6 weeks so chased last week, DWP very vague on phone but said I’d have a letter soon. I received decision nothing changed on Friday 26th June although all paperwork shows 6/6/18 therefore I now only have a few days to appeal, I am totally over whelmed with everything, can someone please help me as I know how important it is to get the SSCS1 in on time . Thank you

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Reconsideration declined Need to Appeal HELP PLS 4 months 1 week ago #214096

Theresa


Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explain where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

Although appeals are normally required to be requested within one month of the date of the MR Decision letter, you can make a late appeal as long as you can provide Good Cause for it being late, not receiving the MR Notice in good time should be accepted for this.

There is a section on the SSCS1 that allows you to explain why the request is late.

Gordon

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Reconsideration declined Need to Appeal HELP PLS 4 months 1 week ago #214098

Thank you Gordon for you quick reply, can I send the sscs1 in and then send addition details at a later date once I have a copy of the HP report as this is one of the main reasons I will be appealing together with them using the wrong GP report ?

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Reconsideration declined Need to Appeal HELP PLS 4 months 1 week ago #214099

Theresa18 wrote: Thank you Gordon for you quick reply, can I send the sscs1 in and then send addition details at a later date once I have a copy of the HP report as this is one of the main reasons I will be appealing together with them using the wrong GP report ?


Once your appeal is accepted the DWP will prepare their submission to the hearing and send you a copy, whilst you should wait until you receive this to finish and submit your own, you should start to prepare your own case now, an increased award will only be made by your showing that you score the extra points for one, so I would start by going back through your PIP2, the assessment report and the PIP Claim guide to see how you might show this is the case.

The DWP's submission will include all of the documents ysed in the making of their Decision,m this will include the assessment report.

Gordon
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Reconsideration declined Need to Appeal HELP PLS 4 months 1 week ago #214100

Thank you, I didn’t realise that I had to send the SSCS1 in then wait to send in my reasons etc, once I receive everything from the DWP ? I am understanding this right ? I am so confused and stressed.

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Reconsideration declined Need to Appeal HELP PLS 4 months 1 week ago #214101

Theresa18 wrote: Thank you, I didn’t realise that I had to send the SSCS1 in then wait to send in my reasons etc, once I receive everything from the DWP ? I am understanding this right ? I am so confused and stressed.


You need to provide basic reasons for your appeal on the SSCS1 but I would recommend your waiting until you have the DWP submission before you provide any detailed ones.

There is a completed SSCS1 and a sample appeal submission in the MR & Appeal Submission document in the PIP area.

Gordon

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