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TOPIC: New PIP Claim

New PIP Claim 11 months 6 days ago #171288

Mrs Hurtyback wrote: I'm sorry you are still struggling to get a claim form from DWP :angry: Did you ever get in touch with your MP?

hi I've just been turned down for enhanced rate they gave me standard on both. I suffer COPD , agrophobia, and mental health problems . Do I have to wait for the dip to write to me saying they except my mandatory redecision or do I just write I'm new to the site please help

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New PIP Claim 11 months 6 days ago #171300


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

I've moved your post to it's own topic, we ask members not to post their questions in to other member's topics, it can lead to the wrong advice being given or taken.

Have you received a Decision Letter from the DWP?

If you have then you can 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.


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.


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