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TOPIC: Mandatory Reconsideration

Mandatory Reconsideration 10 months 1 week ago #195162

I put in a mandatory reconsideration for PIP I it would like it looked at again.
I was not awarded any mobility They stated I had no evidence of this, but when I had my DLA award the one they are taking me off now and putting on to PIPs I was awarded care nothing has changed on this there are lots differences this new pips award.

I have been given Standard for daily living, and at this time I can`t award you and PIPs for help on mobility needs.
So do I can I now appeal with a line in this paper work saying "This information is the best we have available and enough to decide We have You have requested I write to you GP and Consultant however I have decided that I sufficient evidence with which to make a decision." I am upset about this and tired of being called a liar. So no communication with any doctor or consultant how can they do this believe me I do agree with the DWP having to weed out the pretenders and liars but not even contacting to Doctors and consultants is it any wonder they are having to do this. What do I do now risk loosing the only help I can get or carry on trying to be heard seems everyone agrees in the Medical Professionals but if your DWP they don't need them.
Help I am going from DLA high rate and mobility high as well to standard daily living and no care component. and I think that is from now reviving the letter. Now I think I have to phone carers allowance to tell them I believe.
Who'd of thought that a little brown envelope could upset someone so much. Thanl you for reading

Mandatory Reconsideration 10 months 1 week ago #195167

Hi Jacqui,

I'm sorry you did not get the PIP award you believe is right :( As you say, there are major differences between DLA and PIP. This was done deliberately in order to make PIP harder to get and bring the benefit bill down. So, it is possible that this is the correct award for you.

If you believe you should score enough points against the descriptors to gain a higher award, then Mandatory Reconsideration is your only option.

The Decision Maker who does the MR has any decision available to them (including no award) but this is then open to appeal. The MR process is explained in the PIP guide. You must lodge your request with DWP within 1 month of the date on the decision letter.

It is worth getting a copy of the assessor's report, if you have not already done this, DWP usually send them out on request. However, you must not wait for this if it would take you beyond the month - tell DWP that you will give more details when you have sen the report and they should give you more time.

Your current DLA award will continue to be paid for 4 weeks after the decision date, then the PIP will come into force.

May I suggest that you bookmark/favourite this on your web browser now so that you can find it easily in future? This will allow you to return with further questions or comments about your PIP without having to start a new topic each time. We ask members to keep everything relating to the same claim in one topic as it helps us enormously - and I hope you will find it useful too :)
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