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TOPIC: mandatory reconsideration

mandatory reconsideration 6 months 1 week ago #188688

Purple

It will be helpful if your Consultant writes in a similar vein to your GP but you do need to be careful of leading them in what they write, phrases such as "my patient tells me..." are unlikely to be helpful..

There's a GP Notes document in the PIP section that might help add some structure.

Whilst I would concentrate on those activities that you did not score for and expected to, you cannot ignore those that you did score for as the MR can remove points as well as add them.

The date you have been given is when your evidence has to be with the DWP this includes postage time and the time it takes to get to the right department, so make sure you send it in in plenty of time.

Gordon

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mandatory reconsideration 6 months 1 week ago #188809

dr filled in form you are talking about and everything great!. Should the consultant fill in the same document or write a letter? I will be asking him to fill in which ever one you advise on Monday.. Regarding the m/r will the new person be given my original questionnaire and medical assessment report as well as what I send in? I will be sending medical evidence from dr and consultant, as didn't send in first time. Do I have to send all the information from original questionnaire from scratch as if first time applying or if not do I just concentrate on care and mobility questions and answers? Sorry, but won't to get my part ready to send so that when I pick up consultants part and social workers letter (was at medical), I only have to copy everything ready to send straight away back to them. Also, do I use the DWP address on my pip award letter to send everything to?
Thanks, I just need to get my head round what to do properly and correctly?

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mandatory reconsideration 6 months 1 week ago #188810

Purple

You need to let the Consultant make there own decision about what they complete for you, if they go for a letter then it may still help to leave them with a copy of the GP Notes so that they understand the criteria against which you are being assessed.

Yes, whoever looks at your claim for the MR will have full access to your file and everything you have already sent in. You should just concentrate on showing that you meet the Descriptors if you haven't already and address any issues raised.

Send it to the address on the Decision Letter.

Gordon

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mandatory reconsideration 6 months 3 days ago #189428

in the letter sent for m/r what should I put after saying I want to add medical evidence for the decision to be made that I am entitled to PIP at ( I got 8 points standard for daily living and 10 points standard for mobility) I know I want to put enhanced for mobility but what do I put re daily living as I can prove I should of been awarded more points, but not sure how many or if it will reach enhanced for both? I think for daily living it might not get to 13 I don't know, as this is the first time I have applied for PIP. Original decision based on sending no medical evidence, so hopefully with doctors report, consultant letter, counsellors letter and my justifying HP inconsistences and opinions which I can know prove with medical evidence this time I hope for best outcome which to be honest I would settle for standard daily living if I got 12 points and enhanced for mobility and kept my car!

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mandatory reconsideration 6 months 2 days ago #189473

panicking quite a bit, as spoke to consultants secretary this morning, and I was supposed to be collecting letter from her tomorrow, which is my medical evidence for m/r as originally didn't send any. Due to problems at moment NHS etc, they can't put on their computers, she definitely hasn't typed letter yet and obviously their concerned with patients who are in hospital, and she hasn't seen him since Thursday last week.! I am speaking to her again 4pm today, and I will call her again tom am and pop into department as well as I am at the hospital myself for counselling tom which hasn't been cancelled. My deadline is 23rd May to reach them, I was going to see what the answer is and when it is likely for my letter to be done and contact PIP asap to ask for an extension. There's' no point not having medical evidence as that was what the original decision was based on and that means nothing has changed and I wont get the opportunity to try and prove why I should keep my car and I need his evidence to prove this. What do you think about contacting them? It's not as if the whole world doesn't know about the problem and it is extenuating circumstances beyond anyone's control and I don't know until I hear from his secretary when things will get back to normal. Trust me to be in this position, although I'm sure I won't be the only one!

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mandatory reconsideration 6 months 2 days ago #189482

Purple

There is a template MR letter in the PIP Submission guide in the PIP section.

Your big problem with asking for an extension is that the people you speak to on the phone are not the people carrying out the MR and have no authority to speak on their behalf. However, you have nothing to lose by asking for one and seeing what happened, but if you can provide the information sooner rather than later then it will be better.

Gordon

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